London skin cancer patients undergo first treatments with OncoBeta's Rhenium-SCT as part of the EPIC-Skin study
By: OncoBeta GmbH
The first United Kingdom patients were treated with Rhenium-SCT®
Dr Nicola Mulholland, Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician at King's College Hospital and study chief investigator says, "With rates of NMSC on the rise around the world, it's vitally important that new treatments are developed and tested. We are very pleased to be able to offer new therapies to patients involved in studies and trials, with the hope of advancing treatment for skin cancer."
Global incidence rates of NMSCs are increasing, with more than 7.7 million cases of NMSC being recorded each year.1,2 Standard treatments for NMSCs are surgery-based, which can risk scarring or loss of function. Rhenium-SCT®
Dr Saqib Bashir, Consultant Dermatologist and Skin Cancer Lead at King's College Hospital says, "When it comes to cancer research, it's important to continually innovate. This study offers an opportunity to further investigate the efficacy of non-invasive epidermal radioisotope therapy."
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®
Dr Gerhard Dahlhoff, Medical Director at OncoBeta GmbH, says, "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.6
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 pain3,4
†Complete tumour regression in 98.5% of lesions treated.5