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Excellence in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Outcomes
Date:11/12/2013

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Introduction – Currently more than 240,000 men are diagnosed yearly with prostate cancer while it is projected through SEER data that 500,000 men will be diagnosed within approximately 5 years. Additionally, prostate cancer is the most dominant (non-cutaneous) cancer diagnosed in men.

Since 2006 two specific HIFU treatment centers have provided procedures for organ confined prostate cancer in North America.  The treating centers are Maple Leaf HIFU, represented by William L. Orovan, M.D. (Toronto, Canada) while PanAm HIFU™ has been represented by Ronald E. Wheeler, M.D., of Sarasota, Florida; treating in Cancun, Mexico and London, England.  Heretofore, there has been no comparison of North American HIFU treatment outcome data.

Dr. Orovan's data comes exclusively from Ablatherm™ technology while Dr. Wheeler's work comes from the Ablatherm™ technology as well as the Sonablate 500™ technology. This comparison is warranted based on the public perception that all institutions are equal regarding outcome data when HIFU is performed. The following data will demonstrate that the treatment outcome data from PanAm HIFU™ is superior to that performed by Maple Leaf HIFU. Because many men may choose HIFU based on location or price point alone, this report gives reason to reconsider where they treat for HIFU and with whom they treat.

Methods –Dr. Orovan's outcome data can be found in the British Journal of Urology, International Edition published in 2012. His research article is entitled, "Single-session primary high intensity focused ultrasonography treatment for localized prostate cancer: biochemical outcomes using third generation-based technology". In total, Dr. Or
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