Navigation Links
Des Moines Register Reports SpectraScience LUMA Enhances Cervical Cancer Exams
Date:4/30/2009

SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, announced today that Iowa's Des Moines Register published an article reporting that its LUMA cervical imaging system is enhancing the effectiveness of cancer exams at the University of Iowa.

Since Last July, researchers at the University of Iowa have used the LUMA Cervical Imaging System in more than 80 women - in conjunction with standard methods of detecting cervical cancer - to enhance their ability to locate cancer and precancerous disease.

Dr. Colleen Kennedy, primary investigator for the LUMA study at the university, said in the article that, "The hope is that LUMA will aid in the detection of precancer so that we don't have as much cancer and also aid in the detection of cancer so that it's identified early when treatment is better."

The trial at the University of Iowa is expected to be complete in 2010, with analysis from the first year of the study being available in September, according to Kennedy.

Jim Hitchin, CEO of SpectraScience, said, "We are pleased with the progress of the University's study and look forward to the preliminary results this September. We are encouraged to see an increasing level of attention in the healthcare community related to the LUMA cervical imaging system. Each year precancerous cervical tissue goes undiagnosed in 200,000 American women. The LUMA system, which provides an objective method of screening cervical tissue, can help to dramatically reduce this number. We believe this will improve the quality of healthcare to the patient and reduce overall costs by avoiding the expense of treating later stage cancers."

In the article, Kennedy also remarked, "It really doesn't add any discomfort or significant time to the patients. It literally adds maybe two minutes." For the complete article, go to http://www.spectrascience.com/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/ajaxfilemanager/uploaded/SDOC0001.pdf

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause SpectraScience's actual results to differ materially from results discussed in forward-looking statements. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by SpectraScience in this news release, its most recent Form 10-K and in SpectraScience's other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect SpectraScience's business. These forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautions and risk factors filed by SpectraScience in its annual report on Form 10-K and other documents.

About SpectraScience, Inc.

SpectraScience is a San Diego based medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets spectrophotometry systems capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and provide the physician with an immediate analysis. With FDA approval for sale in the U.S. and the CE Mark for the European Union, the WavSTAT System is the first commercially available product that incorporates this innovative technology for clinical use. The Company's LUMA imaging technology has received FDA approval for an optical non-invasive system that is proven to more effectively detect cervical cancer precursors than conventional methods available in the market today.

        Contact:

             SpectraScience, Inc.
             Jim Hitchin, Chief Executive Officer
             (858) 847-0200 x 201

             Hayden Communications
             Investor Relations
             Todd Pitcher
             (858)-518-1387


'/>"/>
SOURCE SpectraScience, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. EpiCept Reports Expansion of Clinical Development For Licensed Cancer Compound
2. Spherix Reports Second Quarter Earnings
3. Tapestry Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
4. Callisto Reports on Second-Quarter 2007 Milestones
5. ImmuneRegen BioSciences Reports Material Transfer Agreement with VaxGen, Inc.
6. Vical Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results, Allowance of Pandemic Influenza IND and Other Advances in Product Development Programs
7. Paper in International Journal of Oncology Reports Alfacells ONCONASE(R) Suppresses Intracellular Oxidative Stress
8. TAXUS WOMAN Study Reports Positive Clinical Outcomes for the TAXUS(R) Drug-eluting Stent in Women
9. Biopure Reports on Meeting with the FDA
10. Peregrine Reports Data Showing Bavituximabs Potential to Shrink Prostate Tumors
11. NicOx Reports TOPIGEN to Advance TPI-1020 Into Phase 2 for COPD Following Promising Clinical Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... 2017  A new survey from the ... Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) significantly reduced beneficiary choice and ... of choice forces beneficiaries to switch to unfamiliar or ... AADE,s survey is the latest in ... pointing out the inherent problems with the CBP. Last ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... -- BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical ... an immunotherapy for the treatment of multiple cancers, obtained through ... at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) ... to be held on April 1-5, 2017. ... An abstract titled ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017  BERG, a biopharmaceutical ... biological research approach, today announced that the ... discovery of new data using a cold-induced ... fat metabolism. Joslin Diabetes Center led the ... platform for analysis of samples.  The findings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:3/28/2017)... Monica, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 ... ... Dr. Carson Liu of SkyLex Advanced Surgical, Inc. is thrilled to offer the ... gastric balloon procedure, and this procedure adds to SkyLex Advanced Surgical’s already ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... , ... With expansion and efficiency in mind, Patten Seed Company completed relocation ... plant opened in Marshallville in 2006, and a bagging and shipping facility has been ... of Patten Seed operations to the Middle Georgia location from their previous home in ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... Thank you to all who attended Capio Partners Winter 2017 Healthcare Leadership ... to providers and offered an opportunity to collaborate and network with healthcare colleagues across ... where attendees gathered for a lively discussion on trends and issues that healthcare leaders ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... Bacteria and fungi are probably not the first ingredients that come to mind when thinking ... in your diet can actually improve health outcomes. And the good news is they may ... a new peer-reviewed paper led by Maria Marco, Ph.D. , University of ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Drs. Bruce Trimble ... without requiring a referral. Trimble Dental offers a variety of services to ... dental implants. Whether patients have discolored, crooked or missing teeth in Eau Claire, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):