Toronto, ON – September 6, 2016 – Focal Healthcare Inc.™ is pleased to announce that Dr. Laurence Klotz has accepted a role with Focal Healthcare Inc. as a Clinical Director. Dr. Klotz is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and member of the Division of Urology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an international leader in prostate cancer research with over 350 publications. Most notably, his work on Active Surveillance has transformed treatment for patients with low-risk prostate cancer, an accomplishment that resulted in his being awarded the Order of Canada in 2015.
“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Klotz join our team as a Clinical Director”, said Focal’s CEO, Chicuong La. “He is a thought leader for prostate cancer and we look forward to working with him to develop the next generation of products that will advance prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment”.
Dr. Klotz obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto, completed his residency at the University of Toronto Gallie Program in Surgery and was a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York in uro-oncology. He is the past Chief of Urology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, past president of the Urological Research Society and the Canadian Urological Association and the Chairman of the World Uro-Oncology Federation. Dr. Klotz was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of both the Canadian Journal of Urology and the Canadian Urology Association Journal. He is also the founder and chairman of the Canadian Urology Research Consortium (CURC).
Dr. Klotz stated, “Focal Healthcare developed Fusion Bx as the practical solution to perform MRI-targeted biopsies in urology practices. I believe their ability to simplify this new standard of care for prostate cancer diagnosis will lead to greater access for all patients. I look forward to working with Focal Healthcare’s strong team of engineers, scientists, and healthcare professionals.”
About Focal Healthcare Inc.
Focal Healthcare is a Toronto-based medical device company committed to improving the lives of prostate cancer patients and their families through technical innovation. By developing imaging tools that are accurate, efficient, and accessible, Focal Healthcare aims to improve prostate cancer care in clinics of all sizes.
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