Monday 05 June 2017

FOXFIRE Combined Analysis Results in First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Presented at ASCO
Overall Survival (OS) findings reviewed in detail; Potential median OS benefit in mCRC patients with right-sided primary colon cancer
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Monday 05 June 2017

SIR-Spheres® Y-90 Resin Microspheres Showed no Significant Difference in Overall Survival (OS) Compared to Sorafenib in Advanced HCC with Significantly Fewer Severe Adverse Events, New Asia-Pacific Study Finds
For the second time in less than two months, a major head-to-head study has shown that SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres, administered once directly to the liver offers important treatment benefits compared to twice-daily oral doses of sorafenib, the current standard of care for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer or HCC).
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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated first-line with SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres more likely to become candidates for potentially curative liver surgery, REsect study shows
Surgeons’ blinded assessment of pre- and post-treatment CT scans of patients with previously unresectable colorectal cancer liver metastases treated in the SIRFLOX study presented at 12th Annual European-African HPB meeting.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) publishes abstract of SIRveNIB, an Investigator-led Asia Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Study to be presented at ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, 4 June 2017
The SIRveNIB abstract published on-line in the Journal of Clinical Oncology states that treatment of locally advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) with a single treatment of SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres results in Overall Survival not significantly different from twice-daily oral sorafenib, but with significantly better tumour response and fewer and less severe adverse events.
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Monday 12 December 2016

NCCN Guidelines® Recommend SIR-Spheres® Y-90 Resin Microspheres for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Expert panel reaches uniform consensus that yttrium-90 microspheres is an appropriate option for patients with colorectal liver metastases.
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Monday 21 November 2016

ELPA Calls on Patients with Primary Liver Cancer (HCC) to Share their Experiences in First Global Survey
ELPA has recently joined a special partnership with similar organisations across North America, Asia and Europe to ask hundreds of men and women with primary liver cancer (HCC) to share their experiences by responding to the first-ever international survey of people living with HCC.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

New European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Biliary Cancer Guidelines Indicate Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) with Y-90 Microspheres as an Option for Post-Chemotherapy Treatment of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA)
Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX:SRX) announced today that the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) has indicated the use of SIRT using yttrium-90 (Y-90) microspheres as an option for the treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), a form of primary liver cancer that starts in the bile duct, the branching network of thin tubes that deliver fat-digesting bile from the liver to the small intestine.
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Thursday 06 October 2016

Liver Cancer Researchers from AP-HP and Singapore Collaborate on a Prospective Meta-Analysis of Two Studies of Y-90 resin microspheres versus Sorafenib in Patients with Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
Cancer researchers from Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and The Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group (AHCC), National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) announced that they will collaborate on a prospective meta-analysis that will combine the impending results of two large, randomized controlled studies of Y-90 resin microspheres versus sorafenib. The two studies, which have completed patient recruitment, enrolled approximately 800 patients with advanced primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC).
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Friday 09 September 2016

SIRT Users’ Network announces European expansion
The success of the SIRT Users’ Network, called SUN, in its first 2 years has created a strong desire for other countries to join. It has been announced today that SUN will expand to include health professionals from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and Italy.
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Friday 01 July 2016

Patients with Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases Had Significantly Greater Depth of Tumour Response to SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres, New SIRFLOX Analysis Shows
New data presented by Prof. Dr. Volker Heinemann in an oral abstract session at the European Society of Medical Oncology’s 18th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer suggest that patients with liver-dominant mCRC treated first-line with the combination of mFOLFOX6 and SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres in the recently published SIRFLOX study experienced a much more profound response to treatment in the liver than those who received chemotherapy alone.
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