Latest Microsphere Stories

2008-07-01 15:00:54

By Sheila Selman, Goshen News, Ind. Jul. 1--"We have some beads," Goshen College junior Kathryn Schlabach announced, grinning as she looked up from a light microscope. Beads, technically termed microspheres, are what she and Goshen College Professor of Biology Stan Grove are looking for in samples of a cancerous liver that has been treated with SIRT yttrium-90 resin microspheres. SIRT is selective internal radiation therapy. The two are doing research for Dr. Seza Gulec, the head of...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

More than 170 physicians and health care professionals specializing in the treatment of liver metastases gathered May 2-3 in Chicago for the fourth annual clinical symposium on liver-directed microsphere therapy. The symposium, sponsored by the Goshen Center for Cancer Care, was supported by an educational grant provided by Sirtex Medical. Sirtex manufactures SIR-Spheres microspheres, the only FDA-approved microsphere therapy for colorectal liver metastases.(1) "Sirtex has supported the...

2007-08-09 15:02:19

A review article, published in the July issue of Archives of Surgery, an international peer-reviewed journal, examines the use of Sirtex's SIR-Spheres® microspheres in patients with hepatic colorectal cancer metastases. According to the review, the use of SIR-Spheres microspheres is effective in improving response rates and extending survival times in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases. Sirtex's SIR-Spheres microspheres are currently FDA approved to...

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