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Course Overview

The Future of Focal Therapy Master Course will be a half-day interactive didactic training to learn how the NanoKnife System (IRE) and the PRESERVE study are expanding options for patients with intermediate risk prostate cancer. This program will be held on Thursday, November 9th from 12:00pm – 5:30pm with a light reception following the conclusion of the course. If you are attending the Focal Conference, you will also have the opportunity to sign up for a one-on-one hands-on training experience during the Focal conference on Friday or Saturday.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the NanoKnife System (IRE)
  • Identify a process for optimal patient selection
  • Analyze case reviews to determine procedural approach post-training
  • Gain knowledge on how to develop a NanoKnife Program at your facility


Faculty will spend time reviewing their own experience and sharing case results from patients treated with the NanoKnife System as a primary therapy, a salvage option when radiation fails, and performing a radical prostatectomy AFTER a NanoKnife procedure.

There will also be a debate on focal therapy with the NanoKnife System versus robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.

The program will conclude with tips on how to implement this exciting technology into your practice and how you can partner with AngioDynamics.


Overview of the PRESERVE Study

  • The NanoKnife System: Indication for Use

Prostate Cancer Treatment Paradigm & Focal Therapy Landscape

Patient Selection: Finding the Optimal Focal Therapy Candidate

  • PRESERVE Patient Selection
  • Imaging & Diagnosis
  • Clinical Staging
  • Salvage Therapy
  • Right Modality for the Right Patient

NanoKnife (IRE): How and Why it fits into the Focal Therapy Armamentarium

  • Overview of NanoKnife (IRE) mechanism of Action
    • NanoKnife (IRE) from an International Perspective
      • Philip Stricker (St. Vincent’s Sydney)
  • NanoKnife Implementation & Early Outcomes from an American Perspective
    • PRESERVE Study Experience
      • Amit Patel & Dr. Ranko Miocinovic (Duly Health and Care)

Case Reviews

  • NanoKnife’s use in the PRESERVE Study
  • NanoKnife as a Primary Therapy
  • NanoKnife as a Salvage option when Radiation Fails
  • Radical Prostatectomy AFTER NanoKnife
  • Focal NanoKnife (IRE) versus Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy
  • Post-ablation imaging reviews

Wrap Up

  • What’s on the Horizon for Focal Therapy & NanoKnife (IRE)
  • Getting your NanoKnife program started – Next Steps & Educational Opportunities

Attendees are invited to a light reception after the course concludes.

Faculty presenting are paid consultants of AngioDynamics.