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2010-07-14 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc. today announced the closing of a $15 million Series D financing, which was led by new investor Highland Capital Partners and joined by existing investors Delphi Ventures, Alloy Ventures, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, Greenspring Associates and others. BARRX Medical, Inc. develops endoscopic treatment solutions for treating precancerous lesions of the esophagus as well as other chronic gastrointestinal...

2010-06-28 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical Inc., a world leader in products to treat pre-cancerous tissue in the esophagus, reported today that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom has published new guidelines approving the use of radiofrequency ablation for the eradication of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition that affects over 6.6 million people around the world and is caused by...

2010-04-12 13:42:51

Barrett's esophagus affects more than 3 million individuals and is a primary risk factor for esophageal cancer Cancer of the lower esophagus develops almost exclusively in patients with Barrett's esophagus, an otherwise benign complication of esophageal reflux that affects approximately 3 million Americans. Although the prognosis of patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer is poor, the chances of successful treatment increase significantly if the disease is detected at an early dysplastic...

2010-02-01 08:38:00

BALLERUP, Denmark, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LEO Pharma today announced that in a Phase III study, PEP005 (ingenol mebutate) Gel, the company's lead candidate for the topical treatment of actinic (solar) keratosis (AK) or pre-cancerous lesions, met its primary clinical endpoint of complete clearance of AK lesions in non-head locations. Findings from the REGION Ib study in body AK support results from the earlier REGION-I trial, a study evaluating PEP005 for the treatment of AK on...

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2009-05-28 14:03:06

Doctors have reported success with the use of heat treatment in an effort to prevent esophageal cancer. Dr. Nicholas Shaheen of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and colleagues studied 127 patients with Barrett's esophagus, a heartburn-related ailment that can result in the development of cancerous cells in the esophagus. Patients either received a heat treatment called radiofrequency ablation, or a fake treatment. Among those who received the radio wave treatment, only 1.2...

2009-05-27 17:54:00

Data show superiority of endoscopic ablation therapy using the HALO System for eradicating Barrett's esophagus in randomized, multicenter, sham controlled trial SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a clinical study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal that ablative therapy using the HALO system (BARRX Medical, Inc.) is highly effective for complete eradication of a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus called Barrett's esophagus afflicting more...

2009-04-30 12:35:00

SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, announced today that Iowa's Des Moines Register published an article reporting that its LUMA cervical imaging system is enhancing the effectiveness of cancer exams at the University of Iowa. Since Last July, researchers at the University of Iowa have used the LUMA Cervical Imaging System in more than 80 women - in conjunction with standard methods of...


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