NASHUA, N.H., May 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICAD) announced today that it is withdrawing its full year 2015 financial guidance due to general uncertainty related to reimbursement for non-melanoma skin cancer in the United States. The Company's guidance was based on the assumption that there would be no changes to the reimbursement environment for fiscal 2015. The Company is proactively working to gain clarity on the issue and will provide an update on reimbursement when appropriate.
Ken Ferry, CEO of iCAD, said, "There continues to be a large population of patients that can benefit from our electronic brachytherapy technology, particularly in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, where eBx provides significant advantages over traditional surgical techniques for certain patients. In the United States alone, we believe there are over one million non-melanoma skin cancer lesions per year that can be effectively treated utilizing electronic brachytherapy. We are working closely with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), professional medical societies and industry in order to gain clarity on reimbursement for skin eBx, which remains an important option for many physicians and patients throughout the country."
Mr. Ferry added, "We have innovative and disruptive technologies in several large markets, including radiation therapy for skin and breast cancers, as well as a significant opportunity in 3D computer aided detection (CAD). We believe we are well positioned over the long-term to expand our market presence and penetration in both cancer detection and radiation therapy."
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® is a painless, non-invasive technology that 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 www.icadmed.com or www.xoftinc.com.
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CONTACT: For iCAD investor relations: The Ruth Group Zack Kubow / Courtney Dugan 646-536-7020 / 7024 iCAD@theruthgroup.comSource: iCAD