Sarasota, Florida-based PanAm HIFU has opened a prostate cancer treatment site at Amerimed Hospital in Cancun, Mexico. The new site represents a partnership between PanAm and EDAP TMS SA, manufacturer of the Ablatherm-HIFU system, which is approved in Europe and generally recommended for patients with localized prostate cancer (stages T1-T2) who are not candidates for surgery or who prefer an alternative option, or for patients who failed radiotherapy treatment.

The Cancun center is PanAm’s second offshore site; the first is in London, England. Medical Director Ronald E. Wheeler, MD, explained that PanAm’s new facility will satisfy increasing patient demand and serve as a HIFU technology training site for American physicians “in preparation for [Ablatherm’s] U.S. approval.” READ PRESS RELEASE

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