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US HIFU to Fund Landmark Investigation of Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Date:2/24/2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- US HIFU, a world leader in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies and manufacturer of the Sonablate® 500 medical device, has announced its intention to fund a landmark multi-center trial to study focal therapy for localized prostate cancer. Mark Emberton, M.D., (FRCS-Urology), consultant urological surgeon and divisional clinical director of cancer services at University College London Hospital (UCLH), along with Hashim Uddin Ahmed, MRC clinical research fellow, will lead the trial.

The primary objectives of the trial are to evaluate quality of life outcomes and safety of focal therapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. A secondary objective is to measure the costs of treatment and model the cost-effectiveness of focal therapy using US HIFU's proprietary Sonablate 500 technology. The study will involve four centers initially and may expand to as many as 10 centers
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