Independent Study Validates IceCure's ProSense Cryoablation is Safe & Effective Outpatient Procedure for Breast Cancer with 96.8% Success Rate
- Study was conducted in Spain with women who declined standard of care surgery
- ProSense is approved for the treatment of breast cancer throughout the European Union
CAESAREA, Israel, Oct. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- IceCure Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ICCM) ("IceCure" or the "Company"), developer of the ProSense® System, a minimally-invasive cryoablation technology that destroys tumors by freezing as an alternative to surgical tumor removal, today announced that new data was presented at the European Society of Breast Imaging ("EUSOBI") Scientific Meeting in Valencia, Spain by Lucía Graña-López, MD, PhD, principal investigator of the independent, non-sponsored study.
In a poster titled "Cryoablation for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer in patients who decline surgery" Dr. Graña-López presented the findings of her study conducted at University Hospital Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain which used ProSense for cryoablation treatment of 31 patients with early-stage breast cancer who declined surgery, the standard of care. Dr. Graña-López, a radiologist who specializes in breast and women's imaging, is Head of the Breast Unit at University Hospital Lucus Augusti.
All patients were diagnosed with biopsy-proven early breast cancer (cT1-2cN0-1cM0) with a median tumor size of 24 mm, ranging between 6 to 45 mm. Patients were followed by mammography and ultrasound every 6 months for 2 years and annually thereafter. The median follow-up was 10 months, with a range of 0 to 40 months. Cancer progression was observed in 1 patient (1/31, 3.2%). No major complications were seen and the procedure was well tolerated by all patients.
The study concluded that cryoablation could be an alternative treatment to surgery for breast cancer in patients who reject surgery. Underscoring the need for such an alternative, the poster presented that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignant neoplasm worldwide and that while surgery is the standard of care for early-stage breast cancer, some patients, most of them elderly, decline standard of care surgery and prefer a less invasive option.
Dr. Graña-López commented, "I've been effectively using ProSense for cryoablation in women who decline surgery with very good results. I think that soon, cryoablation will be a real alternative to surgery in early-stage breast cancer in post-menopausal women. Beyond breast cancer, I believe ProSense can have an impact on the way cancers of the kidney, lung, and thyroid gland are treated."
"Doctors around the world are using ProSense with women who want an alternative to surgery for early- stage breast cancer, and it's highly encouraging to see these physicians publish and share their results with the medical community," stated IceCure's CEO, Eyal Shamir. "These data are very much in line with the interim results of our ICE3 study, the largest of its kind in the U.S., which is expected to conclude in the first quarter of 2024."
About IceCure Medical
IceCure Medical (Nasdaq: ICCM) develops and markets ProSense®, an advanced liquid-nitrogen-based cryoablation therapy for the treatment of tumors (benign and cancerous) by freezing, with the primary focus areas being breast, kidney, bone and lung cancer. Its minimally invasive technology is a safe and effective alternative to hospital surgical tumor removal that is easily performed in a relatively short procedure. The system is marketed and sold worldwide for the indications cleared and approved to date including in the U.S., Europe, and China.
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Released October 2, 2023