ICAD Reports Growing Adoption And Utilization Of Its Xoft System For Breast And Skin Cancers

iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD), a leading provider of advanced imaging and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today announced growing demand, adoption and clinical evidence for its Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy System® for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer and non-melanoma skin cancer.

“We are seeing significant growth in our radiation therapy business across multiple therapeutic areas, active enrollment in post-market studies and a growing body of clinical data in support of the Xoft System, all of which are driving momentum for the company,” said Ken Ferry, President and CEO of iCAD. “The use of our system to treat non-melanoma skin cancer continues to expand rapidly, evidenced by more than 3,000 patients treated to date using the Xoft System, the only electronic brachytherapy system with peer-reviewed published data for this application.”

Leading Medical Centers Adopt the Xoft System

Some of the latest medical centers to adopt the Xoft System include City of Hope (Duarte, Calif.), Staten Island University Hospital (Staten Island, NY), Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute (Las Vegas, Nev.), Mobile Skin Cancer Radiation Specialists (Phoenix, Ariz.) and University of Oklahoma Breast Institute (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Growing Clinical Evidence

A prospective, multi-center, clinical trial evaluating the safety, efficacy and cosmetic outcomes associated with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for early-stage breast cancer with the Xoft System, continues to gain momentum. To date, 19 medical centers across the U.S. have enrolled more than 180 patients.

“The Xoft System allows us to offer our patients with early-stage breast cancer an advanced treatment option that eliminates many of the burdens commonly associated with post-surgical radiation treatment,” said Laura Kruper, M.D., Breast Surgeon and Director of the Rita Cooper Finkel and J. William Finkel Women’s Health Center at City of Hope Hospital. “The Xoft System delivers a full course of radiation therapy at the time of lumpectomy surgery, minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and organs and replacing weeks of follow up treatment with just one dose.”

Clinical outcomes data on patients with non-melanoma skin cancer treated with the Xoft System showing excellent cosmesis and acceptable toxicity with no recurrences at up to three years post-treatment, was presented by Ajay Bhatnagar, M.D., MBA, Cancer Treatment Services Arizona, Affiliate of 21 st Century Oncology, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, DermEbx, at the American Society of Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) 55 th Annual Meeting in September 2013.

“Electronic Brachytherapy is an excellent alternative for patients with non-melanoma skin cancer seeking a more convenient, non-invasive treatment option,” said Dr. Bhatnagar. “The Xoft System provides patients, who may not be candidates for surgery, a safe and effective treatment option. Compared to traditional radiation therapy, the Xoft System delivers a full course of treatment in a much shorter time frame, which helps increase compliance, leading to better patient outcomes.”

About Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System

The Xoft System is an isotope-free radiation treatment cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE marked in the EU for use anywhere in the body, including for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer, gynecological cancers and non-melanoma skin cancer. It utilizes a proprietary miniaturized x-ray as the radiation source that delivers precise treatment directly to cancerous areas while sparing healthy tissue and organs. The Xoft System requires only minimal shielding and therefore does not require room redesign or construction investment. Minimal shielding also allows medical personnel to remain in the room with the patient during treatment. The mobility of the Xoft System makes it easy to treat patients at multiple locations and to easily store the system when not in use. Xoft is a wholly owned subsidiary of iCAD, Inc. For more information about Xoft visit www.xoftinc.com.

About iCAD, Inc.

iCAD is an industry-leading provider of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) technologies, advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapies for the early identification and treatment of common cancers. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of high-performance, upgradeable CAD solutions for mammography and advanced image analysis and workflow solutions for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, for breast and prostate cancers and Computed Tomography for colorectal cancer. iCAD’s Xoft System, offers radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer that can be administered in the form of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy or accelerated partial breast irradiation. The Xoft System is also cleared for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer and gynelogical cancers. For more information, call (877) iCADnow, or visit www.icadmed.com.

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