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Visualase To Be Awarded $2.1 Million For Prostate Cancer Research.
Visualase Inc. was selected for a $2.1 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The precision and control of the Visualase technology has made possible the ablation of tissue in areas such as brain and prostate.
By: Andres Schulz
"We’re thrilled to be recognized by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and we’re looking forward to accelerating our efforts in providing patients in Texas and across North America with better treatment options for prostate cancer. Doctors Ashok Gowda and Roger McNichols deserve all of the credit for not only developing our technology, but also collaborating with health professionals to make immediate impact on improving patient outcomes." CEO Bill Hoffman said. The focus of the grant will be continued clinical exploration of focal treatment of cancerous tumors in the prostate, a treatment which could significantly reduce the rate of side-effects associated with conventional "whole gland" treatments, including prostatectomy and whole gland irradiation. The clinical study to be funded by the grant will be lead by a team from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
The unprecedented level of precision and control afforded by the Visualase technology has made possible ablation of tissue in highly sensitive areas such as brain and prostate. Doctors are currently using the system for ablation of brain, prostate, liver, bone, and other solid tumors. For more information about the Visualase Technology and Visualase Inc., visit http://www.visualaseinc.com.
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Visualase, Inc. is focused in product development, clinical evaluations and manufacturing of advanced laser and image-guided technologies for thermal ablation markets.