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Published Papers

Publications on cryoablation with the Visica® Treatment System:

  1. Swintelski C, Plaza M. Successful cryoablation of breast cancer. Breast J. 2018;00:1
  2. Klevos, G. A., Ezuddin, N. S., Vinyard, A., Ghaddar, T., Gort, T., Almuna, A., ... Welsh, C. F. (2017). A Breast Cancer Review: Through the Eyes of the Doctor, Nurse, and Patient. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 36(3), 158-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.jradnu.2017.07.001
  3. Fleming M, et al, Update on Image-Guided Percutaneous Ablation of Breast Cancer. AJR 2017; 208:267–274.
  4. Simmons, R., et.al, A Phase II Trial Exploring the Success of Cryoablation Therapy in the Treatment of Invasive Breast Carcinoma: Results from ACOSOG (Alliance) Z1072, Ann Surg Oncol, May 2016, DOI 10.1245/s10434-016-5275-3.
  5. Poplack SP, et al. A pilot study of ultrasound-guided cryoablation of invasive ductal carcinomas up to 15 mm with MRI follow-up and subsequent surgical resection. AJR 2015; 204:1100–1108.
  6. Sabel, M., Su, G., Griffith, K., et al., "Cryo-immunology: A review of the literature and proposed mechanisms for stimulatory versus suppressive immune responses.” Cryobiology, 2009, (58), 1-11.
  7. Sabel, M., Su, G., Griffith, K., et al., "Rate of Freeze Alters the Immunologic Response After Cryoablation of Breast Cancer.” Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2009, DOI 10.1245/s10434-009-0846-1.
  8. Tafra, L., Fine, R., Whitworth, P., et al., “Prospective randomized study comparing cryoassisted and needle-wire localization of ultrasound-visible breast tumors.” The American Journal of Surgery, 2006, (192), 462-470.
  9. Whitworth, P., "Cryoablation of Benign and Malignant Breast Tumors." Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly, Vol. 17 No. 1, 2006, 17-19.
  10. Sabel, M., Arora, A., Su, G., et al., "Adoptive immunotherapy of breast cancer with lymph node cells primed by cryoablation of the primary tumor." Cryobiology, 2006, (53), 360-366.
  11. Sabel, M., Nehs, M., Su, G., et al., "Immunologic response to cryoablation of breast cancer." Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 2005, (90), 97-104.
  12. Nurko, J., Mabry, C., Whitworth, P., "Interim results from the FibroAdenoma Cryoablation Treatment Registry." The American Journal of Surgery, 2005, (190), 647-652.
  13. Whitworth, P., Rewcastle, J., "Cryoablation and Cryolocalization in the Management of Breast Disease." Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2005, (90), 1-9.
  14. Littrup, P., Freeman-Gibb, L., Andea, A., "Cryotherapy for Breast Fibroadenomas." Radiology, 2005, (234), 63-72.
  15. Kaufman, C., Littrup, P., Freeman-Gibb, L., "Office-Based Cryoablation of Breast Fibroadenomas with Long-Term Follow-up." The Breast Journal, 2005, (11), 344-350.
  16. Kaufman, C., Bachman B., Littrup, P., et al., "Cryoablation Treatment of Benign Breast Lesions with 12-Month Follow-Up.” The American Journal of Surgery, 2004, (188), 340, 348.
  17. Sabel, M., Kaufman, C., Whitworth, P., et al., "Cryoablation of Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Work-in-Progress Report of a Multi-Institutional Trial." The Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2004, 11 (5) 542-549.
  18. Feldman, S., Boolbol, S., Oetting, L., et al., “Cryoablation of Breast Fibroadenoma: Interim Results From a Multicenter Registry.” Poster Presentation #551295 presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 11, 2004.
  19. Caleffi, M., Filho, D., Borghetti, K., et al., "Cryoablation of Benign Breast Tumors: Evolution of Technique and Technology." The Breast, 2004, (13), 397-407.
  20. Kaufman, C., Littrup, P., Freeman-Gibb, L., et al., “Office-Based Cryoablation of Breast Fibroadenomas: 12-Month Follow-up.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2004, 198 (6), 914-923.
  21. Edwards, M., Broadwater, R., Tafra, L., et al., "Progressive Adoption of Cryoablative Therapy for Breast Fibroadenoma in Community Practice." The American Journal of Surgery, 2004, (188), 221-224.
  22. Kaufman, C., Bachman, B., Littrup, P., et al., "Office-Based Ultrasound-Guided Cryoablation of Breast Fibroadenomas." The American Journal of Surgery, 2002, (184), 394-400.

Publications on breast tumor cryoablation: malignant and benign

  1. Manenti G, et al. Sub-clinical breast cancer: minimally invasive approaches—our experience with percutaneous radiofrequency ablation vs. cryotherapy. Breast Care (Basel) 2013; 8:356–360.
  2. Tarkowski, et al, Cryosurgery in the treatment of women with breast cancer: a review. Gland Surg 2014; 3:88-93.
  3. Littrup PJ, et al, Cryotherapy for breast cancer: a feasibility study without excision. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2009; 20:1329–1341.
  4. American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS), Official Statement, "Management of Fibroadenomas of the Breast." (PDF) Revised, April 29, 2008.
  5. Sabel, M., "Cryoablation for Breast Cancer: No Need to Turn a Cold Shoulder." Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2008.
  6. Kaufman, C., “Breast Cancer Ablation: Current Status 2006.” Seminars in Breast Disease, 2006, 9:3-12.
  7. Roubidoux, M., Sabel, M., Bailey, J., et al., "Small (2.0-cm) Breast Cancers: Mammographic and US Findings at US-guided Cryoablation–Initial Experience." (PDF) Radiology, December 2004, Vol. 233 No. 3, 857-867.
  8. Kaufman, C., Rewcastle, J., "Cryosurgery for Breast Cancer.” Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, Vol. 3 No. 2, April 2004 (165-175).
  9. Tafra, L., Smith, S., Woodward, J., et al., “Pilot Trial of Cryoprobe-Assisted Breast-Conserving Surgery for Small Ultrasound-Visible Cancers.” Annals of Surgical Oncology, Vol. 10 No. 9, November 2003.
  10. Dowlatshani, K., Francescatti, D., Bloom, K., et al., “Image-guided Surgery of Small Breast Cancers.” The American Journal of Surgery, 2001, (182), 419-425.
  11. Harms et al, Percutaneous ablation of breast lesions by radiologists and surgeons. Breast Diseases 13:67-75, 2001.
  12. Harms et al, RODEO MRI Guided laser ablation of breast cancer. SPIE 3590:484-489, 1999..