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Israeli Company Ices Tumors, Now Aims for Lung Cancer

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Israeli company IceCure, developer of a treatment for breast tumors by freezing them into ice, will soon conduct its first clinical trials in Japan using the same technology on lung tumors, offering great hope to lung cancer patients.

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Beth S (330)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:16 pm
"Israeli company IceCure, developer of a treatment for breast tumors by freezing them into ice, is currently attempting to expand its technique into the treatment of lung cancer.

The site NoCamels reported Wednesday that the biomedical company specializing in cryoablation, a process of destroying diseased cells by freezing, will soon conduct its first clinical trials in Japan using the same technology on lung tumors.

President and CEO Hezi Himelfarb noted that the study is fully funded by the Kameda Medical Center in Japan.

According to the company's website, the "IceSense3 system" is currently a minimally invasive, in-office treatment for symptomatic breast tumors, known as fibroadenomas. The procedure uses ultrasound imaging to guide a small probe, namely a thin hollow needle, into the tumor.

The end of the needle is then cooled to -274 F (-170 C) using liquid nitrogen, turning the tumor into a ball of ice and allowing the body to reabsorb the dead cells over time.

Requiring only local anaesthetic, the procedure is safe and can be performed in just 10 to 15 minutes. Furthermore the process leaves behind no scarring.

In June Globes reported that IceCure's share price rocketed nearly 300 percent in two days after announcing that the American medical insurance company HCSC would provide coverage from June 15 for its IceSense3 procedure.

If the Japanese trials to apply the technology to lung cancer yield success, Himelfarb says it will "open the possibility to enter a huge market with hundreds of thousands of new cases every year."

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading killer among cancers in the US."

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday November 4, 2013, 5:21 pm
Wonderful what Israel is doing to help ALL mankind, regardless of race, colour or creed. Too late for our daughter but it will bring hope to many now and to come.

Stan B (123)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:42 pm
I agree totally Pat and Ed. So sorry to hear about your daughter.

Patricia Gal (103)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:26 pm
WOW it will be remarkable if it does as intended. Congrats on the idea of saving human life from cancer

Sheila D (194)
Monday November 4, 2013, 9:41 pm
On the one hand Israel is helping save lives with these new technologies...on the other hand it is systematically killing the Palestinian people. Does one cancel the other out? Am happy about the freezing of cancer, but am very bothered by the cold-blooded killing going on.

Susanne R (234)
Monday November 4, 2013, 10:21 pm
What a remarkable concept --so obvious that it could have been hiding in plain sight. I hope the IceSense 3 system is the cure the world has been waiting for! Thanks for sharing this story, Beth!

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:09 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:56 pm
How wonderful. Thank goodness for this development. Let's hope it will be used widely!

Neill A (667)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 1:13 am
Noted and shared. Thanks.

Elisa F (235)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 1:28 am
Sounds Fantastic! Thanks, Beth.

Hilary S (65)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 1:55 am
another big challenge for the BDS crowd to deal with. poor things - their principles may yet kill them.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:20 am
Thank you for bringing this to our attention! I wonder if this treatment is available in Israel as this is not stated in the article.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:25 am
To you who stated ; "...systematically killing the Palestinian people."
You need to learn there is a distinction between truth and hate!
Please check out your dictionary regarding systematically before using a word you may not understand?

Carmen S (611)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 5:37 am
This is great news, thanks Beth for sharing this.

Lona G (80)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:09 am
Fibroadenomas are benign breast tumours, hence the 'freezing' of these tumours can be done in the office because there is no fear of remaining active cells spreading. If the cancerous long tumours can be FULLY eradicated without fear of metastases and/or additional treatments such as radiation therapy, then this treatment by freezing is a very welcome addition to existing therapies.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:14 am
Israel certainly has some clever scientists

. (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:07 am
How clever of them! Thanks for sharing, Beth.

. (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 9:01 am
Noted & posted

S S (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:33 pm
Thank you.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:43 pm

. (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:58 pm
In memory of the women who died of breast cancer, I wish you all the best Israel.

Rin S (10)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 5:24 pm
That's amazing, noted

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 8:37 pm
Many doctors and health experts agree that almonds will keep away cancer and chase it away.

One doctor told me that a movie star (forget the name) went to Mexico to get the cancer cure. They fed him almonds. He got well.

I have a neighbor who went to the doctor concerning cancer. The doctor prescribed a medicine and said it contained the same substance as almonds.

My question:: Why take poison WITH the almonds?

Beth S (330)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:41 pm
Thanks, Zee.

There is an Indian spice called Curcumin. It is highly potent in a number of ways fighting cancer, including causing apoptosis in cancer cells (programmed cell death), and prevents cells from putting out blood vessels to feed the cancer cells. Take a highly purified and bioavailable form, like Life Extension and some other ones out there. Also, 5,000 I.U. Vitamin D3 daily (gel caps from many vitamin companies). These are two of the most important ones you can take.
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