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IsoRay seeds implanted into human prostate for first time; shares spike

  • IsoRay (ISR) shares jump 12.9% after the company says that its Cesium-131 seeds have been inserted into a human prostate for the first time.
  • Steven Frank of the Anderson Cancer Center, who performed the implant, said that with its short half-life, Cesium-131 "offers rapid resolution of the acute side effects that can be associated with prostate treatment with brachytherapy".
  • IsoRay's technology enables doctors to directly place radiation in areas where cancer is most likely to remain after a tumor is removed. (PR)
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  • LynNorstad
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    This is incorrect. I had ISR Cesium 131 implants 6 years ago, and I was not the first.

     

    You left out one very important detail ...

     

    This was the first human prostate implantation in combination with C4 Imaging's Sirius positive signal MRI markers.
    8 Apr 2014, 12:55 PM Reply Like
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