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FDA Clears New Skin and Surface Treatment Applicator for Use With Xoft's Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System
Date:3/4/2009

Most Recent Indication Expands Treatment Platform to Allow Axxent(R) System to Deliver Surface Brachytherapy, Including Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a skin and surface treatment applicator for use with the Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System to deliver surface brachytherapy, including Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). This latest FDA Clearance allows the applicator to be used on any external or internal surface of the body where radiation therapy is indicated.

Previously cleared for accelerated treatment of early stage breast cancer and endometrial and rectal cancers, the Axxent System is also cleared for use in the treatment of surface cancers or conditions where radiation therapy is indicated. The proprietary Electronic Brachytherapy treatment platform is designed to deliver localized, non-radioactive, isotope-free radiation treatment in minimally-shielded clinical settings under the supervision of a radiation oncologist.

"As market and clinical adoption for Electronic Brachytherapy grows for our breast and endometrial applications, the FDA Clearance of skin and surface indications completely supports Xoft's mission of expanding the number of patients who can access radiation therapy and can dramatically benefit from it," said Michael Klein, president and CEO of Xoft. "Not only does it create access to a fast, convenient, non-isotope treatment option for millions of skin cancer patients, it continues to expand the clinical utility of the broad based Electronic Brachytherapy treatment platform that is being used at more than 50 radiation oncology centers across the United States."

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with more than 1 million cases diagnosed annually. If diagnosed an
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