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Uptick Newswire’s Stock Day Podcast Hosts Medifocus, Inc.’s CEO to Discuss Their Minimally Invasive Breakthrough Treatments for Prostate and Breast Cancers

PHOENIX, Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Uptick Newswire Stock Day Podcast features Medifocus, Inc. (OTCQB: MDFZF and TSXV: MFS) ("Medifocus" or the "Company"), a biotechnology company with a portfolio of medical technologies that utilize patented Focal Microwave Thermal Technology to treat conditions ranging from Prostate Diseases to Breast Cancer. William Jow, M.D., President, CEO of Medifocus, talked with host Mr. Everett Jolly.

Dr. Jow began the interview by explaining, “I am also a practicing urologist who has always been interested in minimally invasive treatments for the enlarged prostate, or BPH, and prostate cancer. After having practiced medicine for over 30 years, I’m fully aware of the potential side effects of medications and surgeries, therefore I am always looking for the best possible treatment options for my patients; that’s how I initially got involved with Medifocus, first as an end user of Prolieve®, then Medical Director, and now CEO,” explained Dr. Jow. 

Dr. Jow went on to say after he saw how his patients improved after being treated with Prolieve®, he is convinced it is one of the best and safest treatment options for most men with symptomatic BPH.

“Recently the FDA has approved our 5-year follow up study which confirms the safety, efficacy, and very positive long-term durable outcome of Prolieve®. The certified and independently conducted FDA Post Market Study clearly demonstrated improvement of voiding symptoms, urinary flow rate and quality of life,” Dr. Jow commented.

Dr. Jow added that it is an important milestone that these findings have been approved by the FDA because now Medifocus can levege the positive clinical findings to promote Prolieve®. Mr. Jolly then asked what makes Prolieve® different from other products on the markets and asked to be walked through the treatment.

“Prolieve® is the only Transurethral Thermodilatation™ (TUTD™) device on the market now,” Dr. Jow explained. He also said it comes with a patented dilating balloon combination that enables it to deliver lower energy thermotherapy and provides immediate symptomatic relief with a safety profile that exceeds any competitors. Dr. Jow also added, “The patient does not feel the discomfort associated with high energy treatments.”

Dr. Jow went on to explain Medifocus is currently exploring the opportunity of using Prolieve® in focal therapy for prostate cancer. He said he hopes they can help a large percentage of those with prostate cancer avoid surgery and radiation and their side effects.

“Right after our first interview with you, about a month ago, we submitted a new patent application for a new innovated Microwave Cluster Tissue Ablation technology to the U.S. patent office adding to our already large portfolio of patents,” said Dr. Jow.

Mr. Jolly then asked about the Company's plans for Breast Cancer treatment. Dr. Jow said they are working with the FDA on APA 1000, and the new patent they submitted will also help with the breast cancer treatment. To date, Phase I and II clinical trials have been completed with positive outcomes; Phase III has been approved by the FDA and awaits funding to start.

“Our innovative approach will likely enhance the efficacy and reduce the systemic side effects of immunotherapy and chemotherapy agents. It’s certainly very exciting,” said Dr. Jow.

Dr. Jow then explained that Medifocus is a small company that has become self-sustainable through its revenue generating Prolieve® operation. He says they have assembled an excellent staff that constantly adds value to the company through research and development.

“I’m confident we can bring the best-in-class, minimally invasive treatment options to our patients through our passion and clinical experience,” said Dr. Jow.

To listen to the entire interview with Dr. Jow, follow this link:

About the Prolieve® Thermodilatation™ System

The Prolieve® Thermodilatation™ System offers potential relief to the millions of men who suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that becomes common as men age. About half of men over 50 have some enlargement of the prostate gland, and this rises to about 90% among those over 70. As the prostate enlarges, it constricts the urethra, thereby restricting the passage of urine. Persistent restriction and further progression of BPH, if left untreated, often results in worsening of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Further complications of this process may result in urinary retention, bladder stones and infection, as well as compromised bladder and kidney function.

The Prolieve® System is a novel focused heat therapy which utilizes a unique combination of focused heat energy directed at the prostate in combination with a patented, water cooled and pressurized dilatation balloon to achieve immediate and long-term relief of BPH symptoms with very minimal treatment related side effects after a brief in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. The unique advantage of this combined "heat plus compression" therapy is twofold: first, the heat denatures local tissue proteins of the (balloon) dilated urethra, resulting in an expanded and stiffened urethral lumen functioning as a biological stent. Second, the compression reduces local blood flow thus increasing the thermal efficiency of the microwave energy to achieve apoptosis and tissue ablation in the targeted prostate gland. As the transurethral microwave energy is applied to the entire prostate, a computerized feedback system involving the rectal temperature probe renders the rectal temperature not to exceed 41-42 C, thus ensuring safety of the rectal wall and neurovascular bundles essential to preservation of erectile function. 

About Medifocus, Inc.:

Medifocus, Inc. (TSXV-MFS, OTC-MDFZF) is a Biotechnology Company with a portfolio of medical technologies that utilize patented Focal Thermal Technology to treat conditions ranging from Prostate Diseases to Breast Cancer. Its Prolieve® Thermodilatation™ System offers symptomatic relief to men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) through a simple, fast, in-office treatment. Prolieve® is both FDA and Medicare approved for treating symptomatic BPH with over 100,000 cases performed in the U.S. alone, and with proven long-term safety, efficacy and durability. Its APA 1000 Breast Cancer Treatment System was licensed from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and developed by the Medifocus team. The Targeted Focal Thermotherapy has been demonstrated in Phase 2 clinical trials to offer significantly better tumor shrinkage in patients treated with the combined Chemothermal therapy compared those treated with Chemotherapy alone. APA 1000 was also shown to be effective in reducing margin positivity among patients treated with such thermotherapy prior to lumpectomy.

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Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information”, which may not be based on historical facts. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, include, but are not limited to, information and statements with respect to the benefit to Medifocus’ future growth resulting from the acquisition of additional intellectual property rights, additional treatment possibilities and the expectation that sales from Prolieve® may accelerate as a consequence. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments.
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