Dr. Andrew Sloan presents encouraging results of Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) clinical studies for difficult-to-access brain lesions

Friday, April 28, 2017
CLEVELAND – 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. 

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