RICHLAND, Wash., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IsoRay Inc. (NYSE MKT:ISR), a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications for the treatment of prostate, brain, lung, head and neck and gynecological cancers, today announced Jonathan Feddock M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, discussed two presentations of gynecologic cancer patients who underwent treatment with permanent implantation of radiation therapy sources containing Cesium-131.
Dr. Feddock's first presentation, titled: "Permanent Interstitial Re-Irradiation with Cesium-131: A Highly Successful Second Chance for Cure in Recurrent Pelvic Malignancies," described 26 implants which were performed in 21 women who had experienced recurrent cancers of the uterus, cervix or vagina. These women had previously been treated with surgery and/or radiation. Historically, they would have been offered radical surgery with surgical removal of all pelvic organs. Of the 26 implants, 21 cancer sites remained visually free of cancer at a median of 14 months following Cesium-131 implantation, resulting in a local control rate of 80.7%. Local control in these cases was confirmed clinically.
Dr. Feddock commented: "These women were facing very radical surgery to address their recurrent cancers and it turned out that Cesium-131 therapy offered a much better solution for them. This is the first study utilizing Cesium-131 therapy for these gynecologic cancers and we have followed these women closely in order to evaluate the effectiveness of this treatment. We are very pleased with the results."
During his second presentation, titled: "Outpatient Interstitial Implants--Integrating Cesium-131 Permanent Interstitial Brachytherapy into Deﬁnitive Treatment for Gynecologic Malignancies," Dr. Feddock reported on a series of 22 women with pelvic cancer who underwent Cesium-131 implantation along with other forms of radiation therapy. The pelvic cancers in these patients were recently diagnosed and the patients had not yet undergone treatment. All these cancers were successfully controlled at a median follow-up of 16 months. Side effects were minor and all Cesium-131 treatments were performed as outpatient procedures.
Dr. Feddock stated: "The field of radiation oncology has long appreciated getting a high radiation dose to cancer. This fact is especially true for cancers that are bulky or have other features that put them at a higher risk of being left behind after surgery. By implanting Cesium-131 directly into these cancers we can boost the radiation dose in a way that results in local control with minimal side effects. The fact that we can perform this treatment without hospitalization and with local anesthetic gives these women a very convenient treatment that is highly successful."
Tom LaVoy, CEO of IsoRay, Inc., stated, "We are encouraged by Dr. Feddock's research in women's cancers as Cesium-131 may provide effective treatments for women whose only alternative is highly invasive, life changing surgery. We look forward to Dr. Feddock's ongoing research."
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