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Use Of Cryoablation For Treatment Of Breast Cancer Shows Promising Results
Date:5/7/2013

CHICAGO, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Eisuke Fukuma has treated 58 breast cancer patients with cryoablation over the last 6 years under a research protocol at Kameda Medical Center in Japan.  As of today, none of the patients have had a tumor reoccur or distant metastases. By this non-surgical treatment, Dr. Fukuma's patients avoid the risks and potential cosmetic impact of major breast cancer surgery.  The fact that none have had recurrences, suggests that, with further study, Cryoablation may offer significant, minimally-invasive breast health options.

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Cryoablation is the technique of using extreme cold to destroy tissue.  It has been used for years in medical applications like dermatology, kidney, prostate and liver to treat both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.

Eisuke Fukuma , MD, PhD, is Chairman of Breast Center at Kameda Medical Center in Kamogawa  City, Chiba, Japan.  Since 2006, his team has been developing cryoablation under image-guidance as a nonsurgical treatment for small breast cancer.

Dr. Fukuma's most recent 20 patients added to the clinical trial were treated using the IceSense3 Cryoablation system from IceCure Medical. While mainstream cancer treatment still requires significant research, the IceSense3 system is widely available in the US for the treatment of benign breast disease.  The procedure usually takes about 10-15 minutes; with no pain and virtually no scar (no sutures are required). As with a needle biopsy, many women can return to work or their normal activity quickly.

Dr. Fukuma previewed his next steps in research, which include expanding his research for larger tumors using the IceSense3, to a packed room of physicians and
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