TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profound Medical Corp. ("Profound" or "Company") (TSXV:PRN), a medical device company developing and commercializing a unique, minimally invasive treatment to ablate the prostate gland in prostate cancer patients, announced that an abstract summarizing outcomes of their Phase I TULSA-PROTM Clinical Trial will be presented at the European Symposium on Focused Ultrasound Therapy, to be held in London, England from October 16 - 17, 2015.
Dr. Ionel Valentin Popeneciu, one of the co-investigators at the University Hospital Heidelberg, will present the abstract, Heidelberg First Clinical Experience with Profound Medical Inc.'s MRI Guided TULSA-PRO on October 15, 2015.
Profound's Phase I Clinical Trial was to demonstrate the ablation of the prostate gland in prostate cancer patients. The 12-month details and results will be discussed by Profound's management at a teleconference on October 16, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). An audio file of the call and Dr. Popeneciu's presentation will be available on the Company's website, profoundmedical.com, under Presentations and Papers in the Investor Relations section.
A larger multi-jurisdictional study of 110 patients is planned, which will include participation from the three original trial sites: London Health Sciences Centre/Western University, German Cancer Research Center/University Hospital Heidelberg, and William Beaumont Hospital.
"TULSA-PRO is proving to have the potential of the new standard of care for localized prostate cancer. Our transurethral MR guided procedure will provide doctors and patients with a treatment option that is fast, efficient and precise, with lower adverse side effects than traditional therapies," said Steve Plymale, CEO, Profound Medical Corp. "We look forward to sharing our 12-month Phase I data with the clinical community."
About Profound Medical Corp.
Profound Medical is a Canadian medical device company that has developed a unique and minimally invasive treatment to ablate the prostate gland in prostate cancer patients. Profound's novel technology combines real-time MR imaging with transurethral therapeutic ultrasound and closed-loop thermal feedback control. It provides a highly precise treatment tailored to patient-specific anatomy and pathology. This method of prostate ablation offers short treatment times and low morbidity, allowing for fast patient recovery. The potential of this technology is currently being demonstrated in clinical trials. For more information, visit profoundmedical.com
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