Avion Medical Skin Centres to offer innovative treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer patients
By: Avion Medical Skin Centres
AMSC is partnering with Munich-based medical device and radiochemical company, OncoBeta, who are pioneering epidermal radioisotope therapy and successfully launched Rhenium-SCT – which is set to change the way people think about NMSC treatment. Where traditional treatment methods typically involve surgery, which may have a risk of scarring or loss of function, treatment with Rhenium-SCT employs a non-invasive   superficial application of a paste containing ß-emitting particles directly to the lesion, which eliminate cancer cells without the need for surgery. Treatment with Rhenium-SCT is painless   and only requires a single session      in most cases.
Dr. Sam Vohra, founder of AMSC, says, "We are very proud to be opening this new treatment centre in the heart of Melbourne's oncology precinct and to offer this ground-breaking treatment to NMSC patients in Australia. The clinical evidence has already proven that Rhenium-SCT is an effective alternative to traditional invasive options and can significantly improve patient outcomes and quality of life."
Professor Rod Hicks, a pioneer of therapeutic nuclear medicine and founder of MTIC notes, "The use of externally applied radioisotopes to successfully cure skin cancers goes back to the start of the last century and the discovery of radium by Marie Curie. We have known for over a hundred years that this approach works but the Oncobeta approach brings this treatment into the 21st century with high precision in the application of radiation only to the skin cancer, sparing normal skin and without the disfiguring surgery sometimes otherwise required."
Shannon D. Brown III, CEO and Managing Director at OncoBeta, recently visited Australia, and says, "We are focused on providing Rhenium-SCT in countries with the highest need, to provide as many patients as possible with beneficial clinical outcomes and positive effect on patients' quality of life. We are extremely excited for this partnership with Avion Medical Skin Centres and continuing to support physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of NMSCs."
Australia has the highest incidence of NMSC in the world, and diagnosis rates are continuing to rise each year  . NMSCs are most common in areas that are exposed to the sun, including the face, head and neck/shoulders . Avion Medical Skin Centres offers NMSC sufferers a highly effective  treatment option that removes the fear and hesitation some patients may feel around aesthetic outcomes or loss of function.
For more information about Avion Medical Skin Centres please visit www.avionmedicalskin.com.au or for more information about OncoBeta and Rhenium-SCT please visit: www.oncobeta.com.
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