Dr. Leslie Montgomery, chief of the Division of Breast Surgery at Hackensack, said: “This technology has the potential to reduce any surgical delays, improve the patient experience, optimize our surgical planning and conserve breast tissue for the patient.”
: The Virginian-Pilot
“I’m a member of a small group of breast surgeons, and we try to stay up with any new cutting-edge technology that helps our patients,” said Dr. Antonio Ruiz, medical director of The Breast Center at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare..
: FOX 13
“It’s a game changer. It could affect the lives of literally millions of women, ” says Dr. Cox.
: Naples Daily News
“I wanted an alternative to wire localization. It’s very archaic with lots of negatives.” said Dr. Troy Shell.
“The patient can check into surgery without having to go for an additional procedure that morning,” says Jane Porretta, M.D., a surgeon with University of Utah Health
: UC Irvine Health
“My focus is always on finding a better breast cancer operation,” said Alice Police, MD, “Precise location of the tumor is crucial for a shorter operation time, smaller incision, speedier recovery, and to avoid another surgery.”
: CEO CFO Interviews
President and CEO of Cianna Medical, Jill Anderson, answers questions regarding the changing landscape of breast conserving surgery, the team behind the soon-to-be-released SAVI SCOUT, and Cianna’s vision for the future.
Radiation oncologists can deliver individual doses of radiation through each of the tubes, allowing physicians the ability to customize the treatment for every qualifying patient based on the shape, size and location of the treatment area. This saves the tissue around the treatment area, in addition to the reduction in scarring and burning.
: Med City News
SoCal device company Cianna Medical has built a way to one-up wire localization, with a system meant to improve the acuity of tumor location and reduce the incidence of repeated surgeries.
: A Woman's Health
Breast brachytherapy is a form of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), which delivers a dose of radiation from within the breast. The benefits of this targeted approach to radiation delivery include reduced radiation exposure to healthy tissue, better cosmetic results, and fewer side effects. Additionally, brachytherapy will allow for more treatment options in the event of a future recurrence or new primary cancer.
: ITN Online
Results from a pilot study evaluating successful placement, localization and retrieval of the device were presented as part of the late breaking scientific sessions at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The study, which included 24 patients, resulted in 100-percent surgical success.
: FDA News
Aliso Viejo, Calif., devicemaker Cianna Medical has received FDA clearance for its SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system, which uses real-time audible and visual signs to help surgeons target tissue during lumpectomy and biopsy removal procedures.
: Healthcare Business Daily News
Cianna Medical Inc. has received FDA approval for a surgical guidance system called SAVI SCOUT, and it may help reduce the number of repeat procedures required for breast cancer patients, while also improving the patient experience.
Cianna Medical plans a gradual rollout for new surgical guidance technology designed to boost precision in breast biopsies and lumpectomies, following FDA clearance of the SAVI SCOUT system.
“Currently, the most widely used method of wire-guided localization (WGL) is seriously limited by the need for same-day wire placement and excision, and it also faces other technical challenges resulting in a re-excision rates as high as 50%,” said Dr Ahmed. “So clearly there’s a need to try and develop an alternative technique.”
: News Medical Life Sciences
“The SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system has a high degree of utility and we believe the system will enable us to improve care for our breast conservation surgery patients,” said Charles E. Cox, M.D., “I found the system to be highly intuitive and expect that we will see fairly rapid uptake of the SAVI SCOUT in breast centers across the country.”
: Med Gadget
A new system called SAVI SCOUT from Cianna Medical (Aliso Viejo, CA) has just been approved by the FDA that allows the placement of a non-radioactive seed that can be quickly spotted even days later using a special probe.
: OR Today
Cianna Medical plans to bring SAVI SCOUT to additional medical centers over the course of 2015 and will be supporting product uptake with professional education and ongoing reporting on data and case studies from the clinical program.
: Fierce Biotech
Cianna Medical has received clearance from the FDA for its SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system. The startup already brought in $10 million in debt from GE Capital earlier this year earmarked to finance a rollout of the product, with a launch expected during the second quarter of 2015.
: Health Care Business Daily News
Dr. Robert Long, from the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, presented a study at ASTRO this year that analyzed the different methods for performing brachytherapy in an effort to discern advantages and disadvantages. He suspects that overall, brachytherapy is an underutilized option.
A woman in Missoula, Montana recently underwent successful breast cancer treatment at the Montana Cancer Center at Providence St. Patrick Hospital, where a team of physicians used a remarkable device called the SAVI applicator.
: Review Journal
A patient chooses a lumpectomy with SAVI radiation therapy to preserve her breast.
At Noble Hospital (Westfield, Mass.), the Center for Comprehensive Breast Health offers localized radiation therapy (known as accelerated partial breast irradiation, or APBI) to eligible patients.
: ITN Online
Overwhelming evidence supports brachytherapy as a standard-of-care for early-stage breast cancer.
: Huffington Post
Each day in my office, I see the sheer panic on the faces of women diagnosed with breast cancer. The statistics are astounding. According to the American Breast Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her life is about one in eight. A growing number of the women I meet think mastectomy is their only option in the face of a diagnosis. But often it’s not.
: Huffington Post
It’s widely known that celebrities impact consumer opinions when it comes to fashion choices, hairstyles, cars and vacations spots. But, according to a survey commissioned by The BC5 Project, a group focused on broadening awareness of breast cancer treatment options, famous personalities may also be impacting important medical decisions.
: Huffington Post
It’s October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons are everywhere, as are ads for all things pink — from lipsticks to appliances — that will help raise money for breast cancer research. As a radiation oncologist who treats women with breast cancer, I am grateful for the heightened awareness about breast cancer and how to screen for it. Early detection has led to many women being diagnosed earlier, when the options for treatment are greater.
But this October, I’m asking women to take it up a notch. Let’s go from “awareness” to “knowledge.”
: Welcome Home USA
When Carole Broemer, 51, was diagnosed in early January with early-stage breast cancer, she wanted to know all the options she had.
: Fox Business
Small Business Spotlight on Cianna Medical, a medical device company devoted to improving women’s health.
: Imaging Technology News
A potential paradigm shift is gathering momentum in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer, driven by data showing strong clinical outcomes for the use of more sophisticated therapies. Newer therapies using accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI, also referred to as breast brachytherapy) not only allow women to remain whole, they also offer properly selected patients several advantages over traditional whole breast irradiation (WBI).
: Health Imaging
Misinformation can be dangerous for patients and the general public. Studies with sensationalized headlines extracted from biased data analyses that draw conclusions slanted toward a particular viewpoint can not only lead newly diagnosed cancer patients down a false path but also harm landmark clinical trials that reveal the essence of critical scientific issues.
: Aunt Minnie
Four year outcomes of early stage breast cancer patients who underwent accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy treatment administered with a strut-based device were presented at the World Congress of Brachytherapy, held in Barcelona last week.
: Aunt Minnie
Accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy appears to be an effective treatment for patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting held in Phoenix last week.
: LA Times
Emerging treatments and technology provide hope for thousands of patients. It used to be that the cancer doctor’s toolbox contained three essential tools — a scalpel to cut out the disease, chemo to poison it and radiation to zap it.
But today that toolbox is bulging with new and better weapons.
: Aunt Minnie
Breast cancer patients who have accelerated partial-breast irradiation performed with a strut-based applicator experienced low toxicities from the treatment, according to a presentation at the annual symposium of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD).
: Banner Health
Banner Health works to provide the highest level of cancer care close to home for patients wherever they live in northern Colorado.
: Pasadena Independent Hospital
Huntington Memorial Hospital has emerged as a national leader in providing an advanced form of radiation therapy for breast cancer.
: Diagnostic Imaging
A new breast implant allows more patients to safely receive accelerated partial-breast irradiation than balloon brachytherapy or 3D conformal radiation, a study finds. The Strut Adjusted Volume Implant (SAVI) enables maximized dose to the target tissue and minimized dose to normal tissue.
: Aunt Minnie
The treatment and outcomes of more than 100 breast cancer patients who received radiotherapy treatments delivered by a multichannel single-entry brachytherapy device have been so positive that radiation oncologists are suggesting that its use be expanded.
: ITN Online
Exposing patients to radiation for diagnostic imaging or radiation therapy is standard medical practice.
However, recent medical events, in which excessive radiation doses were delivered during CT examinations and radiation therapy treatments, have cast a shadow of doubt over the safety of radiation in medicine.
: OC Register
Orange County long has been a center for the medical device industry.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine, for instance, built its reputation on making stents and other devices to treat heart disease. Santa Ana-based Abbott Medical Optics Inc.(formerly Advanced Medical Optics) makes laser surgery equipment and other eye treatments while Fullerton’s Beckman-Coulter Inc.specializes in highly technical biomedical instruments.
: Health Imaging
A pair of studies examining utilization of Cianna Medical’s SAVI breast brachytherapy device has reported positive clinical experiences, according to the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based firm.
: The News Press
Kay Lenart has seen a mother and male partner go through breast cancer – a rarity in the latter case – and then last March, she braced for her own diagnosis and treatment.