Austrian skin cancer patients take part in EPIC-Skin clinical study
By: OncoBeta GmbH
Prof. Dr. Siroos Mirazei, Head of the Nuclear Medicine department at Ottakring Hospital in Vienna said, "This is an important step for better understanding efficacy and patient outcomes after treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) with Rhenium-SCT®
Today's patients are some of the first to be enrolled in the study with histologically confirmed stage I or II NMSC, and their progress will be followed up over a period up to 24 months. The international study will be conducted through study centres located in Austria, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom, with a planned total of 200 adult patients.
The EPIC-Skin study has an emphasis on Patient Reported Outcome Measures such as quality of life, treatment comfort and cosmetic outcomes, as well as further evaluating the efficacy of Rhenium-SCT for the treatment of NMSC. Patients in the study will utilise OncoBeta's Clinical Study app, providing a simple and streamlined way to record their experiences.
There are more than 7.7 million cases of NMSC each year, and incidence rates are increasing globally1,2 with Austria ranked 15th in the incidence of NMSC in the world.3 Traditional treatments for NMSCs predominantly involve surgery, which may have a risk of scarring or loss of function. Treatment with Rhenium-SCT employs a single session†, non-invasive, superficial application of a radioactive compound containing ß-emitting particles directly to the affected area, which eliminate cancer cells without the need for surgery.4-6
Dr Gerhard Dahlhoff, Medical Director at OncoBeta GmbH, says, "The role of radionuclide therapies in the treatment of many forms of cancers is becoming increasingly important. Rhenium-SCT is a new way of treating NMSCs through direct application to an affected area of any shape, without harming surrounding tissue. This minimises scarring and can have a profound effect on patient quality of life, where function or aesthetics are concerned."
OncoBeta CEO, Shannon D. Brown III says, "It's exciting what this study could mean for the future of NMSC treatment. We're not only reinforcing existing efficacy data of Rhenium-SCT but also asserting our focus on the patient's quality of life, treatment comfort and cosmetic outcomes."
Clinicians who are interested in enrolling patients in the study can contact OncoBeta directly at www.oncobeta.com/
About the Rhenium-SCT®
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common form of cancer in humans.2 The most common cause of NMSC is sun exposure, while other predisposing factors include genetic skin conditions and immunosuppressive diseases or treatments.7
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*No reported pain4,5
†Complete tumour regression in 98.5% of lesions treated, with 89% after a single application6
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