Newswise — Andrew Sloan, MD, Director of the Brain Tumor and NeuroOncology Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, presented new data supporting use of the NeuroBlate system for brain lesions at the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles on April 26.
Dr. Sloan, who is also Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, presented on Monteris Medical’s LAISE study results. He delivered an oral presentation titled “Laser Ablation in Stereotactic Neurosurgery (LAISE): A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Analysis of LITT for Glioma” which described the results of 97 patients whose lesions were ablated with the NeuroBlate system.
Of the lesions analyzed, 48 percent were deep-seated, 57.8 percent were considered inoperable, and 1 percent were not suitable for chemotherapy.
Also presented by Dr. Sloan and his co-investigators was a poster – recognized among 1,000 submissions with the Third Place Tumor e-Poster Award – titled “Laser Ablation in Stereotactic Neurosurgery (LAISE): A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Analysis of LITT for Brain Metastasis” describing results of 40 patients.
These two presentations represent results from patients who had brain lesions ablated from 2011–2015 at nine US centers.
“LITT is a minimally invasive tool used to ablate soft tissue and lesions in the brain that have historically been challenging to access,” said Dr. Sloan. “These encouraging findings from the LAISE study offer preliminary evidence that NeuroBlate may be a viable solution in individuals whose tumors were previously considered inoperable.”
“The data presented at the AANS Annual Meeting supports NeuroBlate’s potential in addressing brain lesions that historically have not responded well to standard interventions,” said Daryle Petersen, Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Monteris Medical.
About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices in 15 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located on a 35-acre campus in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is the second largest employer in northern Ohio with 26,000 employees. For more information, go to UHhospitals.org.
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2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting