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Medifocus Inc. Reports Improved Clinical Efficacy for its Phase II, Randomized Clinical Study for the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer Tumors
Date:4/15/2009

VANCOUVER, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Medifocus Inc. (TSXV:MFS) announced that positive clinical results when using the Company's proprietary focused heat treatment prior to surgery for the treatment of early stage breast cancer tumors, were presented during the Market Opening Ceremony of Medifocus at the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 25, 2009 and also at the 19th National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference held March 14-18, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The patient data were obtained from a multi-center, randomized clinical study to reduce cancer cells at the surgical margins, which potentially can reduce either re-excisions rates or second incision rates when Medifocus's focused heat, is delivered prior to surgery. This study was conducted in the USA under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The data presented at the 2009 National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference represent the final analysis of the clinical data for the focused heat treatment for early-stage breast cancer. Dr. William C. Dooley, MD, at the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center, was the Principal Investigator of the multi-institutional study that was conducted at 10 breast centers in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The primary treatment modality for the treatment of early stage breast cancer is surgery. For early stage breast cancer, if the tumor is detected early enough, and the tumor is small enough, then a breast conservation surgery (BCS) known as lumpectomy could be offered. One of the biggest concerns for lumpectomy is positive tumor margins, which normally will require either re-excision or second incision to remove the remaining cancer cells. In addition, clinical studies indicate that if the surgery is performed and the margin is positive with cancer cells, then there is an estimated 500% increase in the chance for recurrence of the breast cancer compared to when the
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