A story in the December issue of BBI on last October's annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons included an incorrect location for Proxima Therapeutics, which is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The company also questioned some of the phraseology used in the story relative to limitations some patients may feel while undergoing five days' worth of treatment with Proxima's brachytherapy device following a lumpectomy. The story cited the company's "conceptually simple and elegant" treatment, which involves external catheter protrusions through which isotopes are placed each day into a balloon inside the resulting cavity. The story indicated that the treatment may preclude patients from doing much else over those five days of treatment, in part due to the catheter extrusions "prohibiting the patient from wearing normal clothing."

After discussion with the company, the author agreed that the reference more appropriately might have read that the catheter extrusions "prohibit the patient from wearing form-fitting clothing," and that "this is actually a patient-choice decision based on lifestyle preferences."