Results show low morbidity, excellent-to-good cosmetic results, and low-grade adverse events for patients with early-stage breast cancer
NASHUA, NH, and SAN ANTONIO, TX (Booth #257) Dec. 6, 2016 – iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today announced that researchers will present updated data on the use of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) with the Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System® during the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in San Antonio, Texas. The data include results from a subset of patients who received IORT with the Xoft System as a boost prior to administration of whole breast radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients with early-stage breast cancer. The Xoft System and its suite of products will be showcased at SABCS in the Xoft booth (#257) from December 6-10, 2016.
“We are committed to providing advanced, value-based treatment options that have the potential to improve patients’ lives and allow them to return to their normal daily routines as soon as possible,” said Ken Ferry, CEO of iCAD. “This first-ever analysis of patients treated with IORT as a boost with the Xoft System presents encouraging results and offers clinical evidence to support the valuable benefits of this treatment option for early-stage breast cancer patients with certain risk factors.”
At the meeting, research from Alam M. Nisar Syed, MD, medical director, radiation oncology and endocurietherapy, Memorial Care Cancer Institute, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, will be presented during Poster Session 1 on Wednesday, December 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Dr. Syed’s findings include updated data on the treatment of 898 patients with early-stage breast cancer using IORT with the Xoft System at 26 hospitals in the U.S. and Portugal. The findings show that 90 percent of patients had excellent-to-good cosmesis with low rates of high-grade adverse events and recurrences two years post-treatment with Xoft IORT. This data will be presented in poster #1632.
Of these 898 patients, 44 presented additional risk factors and were subsequently treated with WBRT, thus receiving an IORT boost dose prior to conventional treatment. This subset of patients was reviewed independently from the primary study, and Dr. Syed will continue to follow them as a separate subset for the duration of the 10-year study. The findings thus far show that IORT using the Xoft System as a tumor-bed boost at the time of lumpectomy is safe, with low morbidity, excellent-to-good cosmetic results and mostly low-grade adverse events. This data will be presented in poster #1782.
“By identifying a subset of boost patients, our multi-center study not only showed positive clinical results, it highlighted the Xoft System’s versatility in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer,” said Dr. Syed. “IORT with the Xoft System offers patients many advantages, whether administered as monotherapy for smaller tumors or as a boost for women who require further treatment due to additional risk factors.”
About Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System
The Xoft System is an isotope-free radiation treatment that is FDA cleared, CE marked, and licensed in a growing number of countries for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body, including treatment of early-stage breast cancer, gynecological cancers and non-melanoma skin cancer. It utilizes a proprietary miniaturized x-ray as the radiation source that delivers precise treatment directly to cancerous areas while sparing healthy tissue and organs. The Xoft System requires only minimal shielding and therefore does not require room redesign or construction investment. Minimal shielding also allows medical personnel to remain in the room with the patient during treatment. The mobility of the Xoft System makes it easy to treat patients at multiple locations and to easily store the system when not in use. The Axxent Hub is a cloud-based oncology collaboration software solution that enables centers to monitor treatment workflow and enhance communication between clinical specialists. Xoft is a wholly owned subsidiary of iCAD, Inc. For more information about Xoft visit www.xoftinc.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @xofticad.
About iCAD, Inc.
iCAD delivers innovative cancer detection and radiation therapy solutions and services that enable clinicians to find and treat cancers earlier and faster while improving patient outcomes. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of upgradeable computer aided detection (CAD) and workflow solutions to support rapid and accurate detection of breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. iCAD’s Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System® delivers high dose rate, low energy radiation, which targets cancer while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. The Xoft System is FDA cleared and CE marked for use anywhere in the body, including treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, early-stage breast cancer and gynecological cancers. The comprehensive iCAD technology platforms include advanced hardware and software as well as management services designed to support cancer detection and radiation therapy treatments. For more information, visit or www.icadmed.com or www.xoftinc.com.
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