Growing Interest in Europe for HIFU Focal Approach in the Management of Prostate Cancer
EDAP TMS SA, today announced the adoption of its Focal One system under a pay-per-procedure sale contract by two major University hospitals in Switzerland: the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne and Geneva University Hospital (GUH). Pr. Christophe Iselin, Head of the Urology Department at GUH and former President of the Swiss Urology Society, commented: "We have already completed the first successful treatments at Geneva University Hospital using the Focal One HIFU device. Our clinical team is enthusiastic about the opportunity that focal therapy presents, and eager to adopt such an innovative solution for selected prostate cancer patients. Focal One offers an ideal combination of state-of-the-art IRM and real-time ultrasound imaging capabilities, together with targeted HIFU technology capable of highly precise ablation of cancerous prostatic tissue."
Pr. Patrice Jichlinski, Head of the Urology Department at CHUV, added: "We are pleased to announce the signature of a joint Agreement between GUH and CHUV for the shared use of this Focal One HIFU device by our institutions." Pierre Reboul, EDAP's Business Unit Director, stated: "The addition of these two Swiss University clinical institutions to our growing Focal One installed base is another clear indication of the increasing interest in the focal approach to managing prostate cancer in Europe. Our pay-per-treatment model is well suited to facilitate access to our HIFU technology in Europe, and we intend to continue promoting our HIFU technology as the optimal choice to address the growing demand for targeted therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer."