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Xoft Introduces Electronic Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment Platform at ESTRO Meeting
Date:9/13/2010

System is designed to deliver localized, isotope-free radiation treatment in minimally-shielded clinical settings under the supervision of a radiation oncologist to help reduce recurrence of cancer and improve survival. Utilizing a proprietary miniaturized X-ray source and mobile controller, treatment can be performed without the need for a shielded room, allowing radiation oncologists and medical personnel to be present during treatment, which minimizes patient anxiety.

"With minimal exposure to healthy tissues and rapid dose fall-off that enables treatment in minimally-shielded settings, Electronic Brachytherapy delivers targeted treatment that is professionally validated and patient friendly," said Michael Klein, President and CEO of Xoft.  "Building on years of clinical experience and scientific validation since eBx was first introduced as an X-ray-based, electronic treatment option for early stage breast cancer, we are very pleased to offer this important oncology treatment platform to radiation oncologists and patients in Europe.  Delivering safe, targeted treatment for breast, endometrial, skin and other cancers, we expect eBx will continue to increase access to critical treatment as well as improve compliance and patient care."

About Xoft, Inc.

Xoft develops Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) systems based upon miniaturized X-ray tube technology for the practice of radiation oncology in virtually any clinical setting, eliminating the need for heavily shielded environments. The Axxent® treatment platform provides a therapeutic dose of radiation directly to the region at risk with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and without the logistics and costs associated with using radioactive isotopes.  FDA-cleared for treatment of early stage breast cancer, skin cancer and endometrial cancer, the Axxent System is also cleared for use in the treatment of other cancers or conditions where radiation the
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