SALT LAKE CITY -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BSD Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: BSDM) (Company or BSD) (www.BSDMedical.com) today announced that an editorial advocating hyperthermia treatment was published in The Lancet Oncology, the premier worldwide journal for original oncology research. The editorial on the evolving role of hyperthermia in cancer therapy was titled “Hyperthermia in cancer: is it coming of age?" [The Lancet Oncol, Vol:15, Issue 6, pages 565-566, May 2014; doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(14)70207-4.] The editorial was written by Professors Adam Januszewski and Justin Stebbing, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London.
The researchers reviewed the history of hyperthermia and discussed the biological mechanism of action that results in hyperthermia induced tumor cell death. The authors reviewed the published studies that have demonstrated impressive results from the use of hyperthermia for the treatment of cancer. The researchers concluded that, “The few, but impressive trials are evidence that this is not just an anecdotal technology, but one that warrants continued investment and investigation. The studies’ improvements in tumour response would generally be hailed a success had they been a pharmaceutical product. So far, hyperthermia requires trained personnel and specialized equipment; scepticism is often justified, but data are increasing and the design of ongoing studies is robust. It is time that this technology is given the attention it deserves.”
About BSD Medical Corporation
BSD Medical Corporation develops, manufactures, markets and services systems to treat cancer and benign diseases using heat therapy, which is delivered using focused radiofrequency (RF) and microwave energy. BSD’s product lines include both hyperthermia and ablation treatment systems. BSD’s MicroThermX microwave ablation system has been developed as a stand-alone therapy to employ precision-guided microwave energy to ablate (destroy) soft tissue. The Company has developed extensive intellectual property, multiple products in the market and established distribution in the United States, Europe and Asia. Certain of the Company’s products have received regulatory approvals and clearances in the United States, Europe and China. For further information visit BSD Medical's website at www.BSDMedical.com.
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