Nanostart majority-owned MagForce announces successful completion of phase II clinical trials for Nano-Cancer® therapy
News Nov 03, 2009
According to a previous study among a large patient population, the median survival time following diagnosis of a glioblastoma recurrence and treatment with conventional therapy (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) is 6.2 months. The primary objective for the Nano-Cancer® therapy study was to demonstrate an extension of the median survival time in the recruited patient group by three months compared to this historical control group.
In fact, the median survival time of the 59 patients participating in the phase II clinical trials was 13.4 months following treatment with Nano-Cancer® therapy in conjunction with radiation. The median survival time was thus significantly greater, more than double that of the control population.
The results were even more remarkable in that Nano-Cancer® therapy was tested not on newly diagnosed patients with primary tumors but rather as a study involving patients who had already endured treatment with conventional therapies, as well as the unpleasant effects generally associated with these. Following regulatory approval of the new therapy, it is expected that it will also be available for use in treating other types of localized tumors, as these are generally responsive to the same principle of using warmth to destroy or degrade cancer cells.
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