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Dune Medical Devices Announces Positive Interim Results From EU MarginProbe™ Study Presented at German Breast Cancer Society Meeting
Date:7/9/2010

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Medical Devices, Inc. today announced that positive interim results from a European post-market study of the MarginProbe™ System, a technology to enable better detection and removal of cancerous tissue during breast-conserving surgery (BCS), were presented at the German Breast Cancer Society Meeting (DGS 2010) held in Hamburg, Germany from July 1-3, 2010.  Data presented demonstrated that use of MarginProbe during initial surgery to treat ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS), contributes to a fifty-percent reduction in the need for additional surgery to remove residual cancer.

MarginProbe enables intraoperative, real-time detection of "positive margins", or cancer found at the edges of excised breast tissue.  Positive margins are an indicator that cancer remains in the breast, and with this information, surgeons can immediately remove it and potentially avoid a second operation.  The study, which is currently being conducted at four breast cancer centers in Germany, assesses whether MarginProbe use during surgery for DCIS helps to avoid the need for further surgery to achieve "clear margins."      

"DCIS can be a diffuse disease, and reoperation is quite common.  These data further demonstrate the benefit of MarginProbe in this setting," said Marc Thill, MD, Head of the Gynecological Cancer Center at University Hospital, Schleswig-Holstein in Luebeck, Germany.  "Given the wide body of data supporting a significant reduction in the number of second surgeries, it is quite conceivable that this technique could be established as the standard of care for invasive cancer as well as for D
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