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Sophiris Targets Prostate Cancer With Modified Biologic

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Nearly 140,000 men each year are diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, and the common treatment is radical - surgical removal of the prostate or whole organ radiation. Sophiris Bio is a San Diego-based biotech developing topsalysin for the focal treatment of localized prostate cancer, and may spare the organ from such massive collateral damage. Speaking at the Biotech Showcase, Sophiris CEO Randall Woods explained to Scrip how topsalysin works and how he is looking to continue clinical development of the biologic, in both localized prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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