Evaluation of Focal Treatments of Localized Prostate Cancers With High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Using the Focal One® Device

2016-01-25 16:38:21 | BioPortfolio


Focal treatment of localized prostate cancer aims to destroy the cancerous foci without damaging surrounding tissues to avoid the side effects of radical treatments. This is why focal treatment is positioned as an alternative to radical surgery as well as an alternative to active surveillance.

This study is a feasibility study. It aims at treating the index tumor (the most aggressive one) which determines the vital prognosis of patient, while preserving the maximum surrounding prostatic tissue to preserve quality of life. The expected result is the total destruction of aggressive tumor areas by focal or multifocal treatment strategy using the Focal One® device (EDAP-TMS, Vaulx-en-Velin, France). The tumor destruction is validated by the negative biopsy rate between 6 and 12 months post-treatment.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Localized Prostate Cancer


Focal High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment


Hospices Civils de Lyon - Hôpital Edouard Herriot


Active, not recruiting


Hospices Civils de Lyon

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-01-25T16:38:21-0500

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