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Early Esophageal Cancer and Pre-Cancer Eliminated With Non-Surgical Treatment Combination
Date:5/20/2008

rrett's esophagus and early esophageal cancer."

A related study presented last year in May 2007 at an international gastroenterology meeting reported that ablative therapy, as used in this trial, eradicated all the associated genetic abnormalities of the early cancer and dysplasia in treated patients.

A current standard of treatment for advanced dysplasia and early cancer of the esophagus is surgical removal of the esophagus (i.e. esophagectomy.) This surgical procedure is often associated with significant patient morbidity and even mortality. Once cancer occurs, the five year survival is poor. According to the American Cancer Society, 16,470 new diagnoses and 14,280 deaths due to esophageal cancer will occur this year in the U.S.

About BARRX Medical, Inc.

BARRX Medical, Inc. develops treatment solutions for Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition of the lining of the esophagus (swallowing tube) caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Its flagship product, the HALO360 System, provides uniform and controlled therapy at a consistent depth, which can remove Barrett's esophagus and allow the re-growth of normal cells. In the largest study conducted (AIM-II Trial), 98 percent of patients were Barrett's-free after two and a half years. The system used in the clinical trials was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001 and has been commercially available since January 2005. Over 14,000 procedures have been performed in over 200 hospitals around the world. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., BARRX Medical, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is privately-held. Additional information about BARRX Medical, Inc. and the HALO ablation system of products is available at http://www.barrx.com.

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