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Cryoablation Without Excision for Early-Stage Breast Cancer; ICE3 Trial Update on Ipsilateral Breast Tumor Recurrence (ASBRS)


Scientific Oral Presentation presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) 2021 Annual Meeting 
Authors: Richard E Fine1 , Jill R Dietz2 , Susan K Boolbol3 , Michael P Berry1  
Institutions: 1West Cancer Center & Research Institute, Germantown, TN, USA. 2Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA. 3Nuvance Health System, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA 

Summary: 194 eligible patients were treated with cryoablation. At a mean of 34.83 months (about 3 years) following treatment with the ProSense™ Cryoablation System, only 2.06% (4 patients) experienced cancer recurrence. The 36-month local Failure Free Probability is 99.22%. The statistical analysis presented by Dr. Fine indicates that among patients treated with ProSense™, the chance of non-recurrence in a population of patients with low-risk breast cancer, in early stages, and up to 1.5 cm tumor size, for a period of up to three years, is between 94.58%% and 99.89%%, with a statistical significance (confidence level) of 95%. No significant device-related adverse events were reported. 95% percent of patients and 98% of treating physicians reported satisfaction with the cosmetic results.