German skin cancer patients join the EPIC-Skin study
By: OncoBeta GmbH
The first German patients were treated on 21st July, and are now part of 210 adults participating in the international study that will follow their progress over the next 24 months. The EPIC-Skin study is being conducted through study centres located in Australia, Austria, United Kingdom and Germany.
Treating physician in the EPIC-Skin study - University Clinic of Rostock, Dr. Martin Heuschkel (Nuclear Medicine) said, "Rhenium-SCT®
There are more than 7.7 million cases of NMSC each year, and incidence rates are increasing globally1,2 with Germany currently ranked 8th in the world3. Standard treatments for NMSCs are surgery-based approaches, which may have a risk of scarring or loss of function. Rhenium-SCT®
Dr Gerhard Dahlhoff, Medical Director at OncoBeta GmbH, says, "The role of the EPIC-Skin Study is not to challenge the existing treatment options but rather to show Rhenium-SCT®
The EPIC-Skin study will measure Patient Reported Outcomes 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. To provide a simple and streamlined way to record their experiences, patients in the study will utilise OncoBeta's Clinical Study app.
Shannon D. Brown III, CEO and Managing Director at OncoBeta, says, "OncoBeta's goal is to provide the best innovative solutions for patients suffering from NMSCs. Rostock is the second centre in Europe participating in the EPIC-Skin study providing important multi-centre data that will offer new insights in the treatment of NMSC's and the role of Rhenium-SCT®
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
OncoBeta®, with its headquarters located in Garching near Munich, Germany, is a privately held medical device company, specializing in the development and commercialization of state-of-the-
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*No reported pain4,5
†Complete tumour regression in 98.5% of lesions treated6