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How Canadian doctors are using an incisionless surgery to remove tumours

WATCH: A Canadian teenager has become the first person in North America to have a benign tumour near his hip removed without radiation or surgery. Shirlee Engel explains how it was done. 723 more words


How NOT to get your technology approved rapidly by the FDA

In a second statement to the media since an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided not to recommend approval of EDAP TMS’s outdated form of Ablatherm technology for the treatment of low-risk prostate cancer, the company’s CEO seems to exhibit serious misunderstandings about how to work with the FDA. 1,528 more words


Toronto hospital uses incisionless surgery on teen with tumour

Watch above: SickKids doctors first in North American to perform a special non-invasive surgery. Crystal Goomansingh reports. 

TORONTO – Doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have removed a benign tumour from a 16-year-old boy’s leg bone using a cutting-edge heat procedure that does away with any form of invasive surgery. 601 more words


FDA has questions about Ablatherm HIFU device

According to a report on the Bloomberg News web site, the FDA’s reviewers appear to be less than enthusiastic about the effectiveness and safety data submitted by EDAP TMS to support approval of the Ablatherm device for use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of low-risk forms of prostate cancer. 68 more words


Top 10 Amazing Uses for Sound

Wherever we go, we’re surrounded by sounds. Although we usually we take them for granted, they can sometimes be used in ways we didn’t expect. At the more obvious end of the spectrum, the soothing sound of a river can send off serene chemical reactions in your brain; likewise, the sound a construction workers drilling in concrete at 6am can do the opposite. 1,020 more words