As far as I know is that this university Hospital have been trialling the product and as I understand it they concluded it gives greater life expectancy than the present treatments, and because of that they will use it as a first line medicine ,cost will obviously come into that equation but as it can be done in a day, as a day patient ,that means less visits to the hospital, and its less invasive than the present treatments,
you will see there it states that the DC Bead® is not currently cleared by the FDA for sale or distribution in the USA ,but it does have clearance in China, EU, Japan, Republic of Korea ,and can be used in the US , under certain rules see
It might be that this universerty hospital has some thing to do with getting FDA clearance. how ever the fact that this institution has adopted the Y90 transarterial radioembolisation (TARE) with TheraSphere® is a big step forward, as TheraSphere® is also approved for the treatment of hepatic neoplasia in the US , and TheraSphere® it self has all ready been approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for use in radiation treatment or as a neoadjuvant .
The fact that Northweston and its hospital have decided to recommend TheraSphere® with Y90 as a first-line transarterial LRT for its patients with HCC means a lot more people will be given it .
The other thing is the American Cancer society talk about the process favourable in their documents, I would suggest that others will now follow suit in due course, and according to the Centre for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) each year, about 650,000 cancer patients receive chemotherapy in an outpatient oncology clinic in the United States alone.
But lets say only 25% of those patients where to be treated with our product as a first line treatment, then BTG would be looking at a worldwide block buster product, worth billions of pounds. Its also worth looking at www.cancer.net/cancer-types/liver-cancer/statistics
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