EndoVe Endoscopic Device-to Target Cancer Tumours

The results of the first clinical trial of a new endoscopic device, developed by Cork Cancer Research Centre in UCC, will be revealed today, October 28, 2010 at a seminar in Dublin.

The results of the first clinical trial of a new endoscopic device, developed by Cork Cancer Research Centre in UCC, will be revealed today, October 28, 2010 at a seminar in Dublin. The device allows chemotherapeutic drugs to be delivered in a localised way for colorectal tumours, including currently inoperable ones. It is one of seven successful HRB-funded research developments being showcased today at a seminar organised by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA).

“The first clinical trial of our patented device, called EndoVe, involving a patient with inoperable colorectal cancer has been successful in eliminating the tumour,” says Dr. Declan Soden, Cork Cancer Research Centre and co-inventor.

“The device makes the tumour tissue porous, meaning the tumour absorbs chemotherapy drugs more efficiently, so less of the chemotherapy drug is used,’ explains Dr Soden.   This means ease of treatment and minimal side-effects for the patient. And because the chemotherapy drugs are only absorbed in the area treated by the electrical field, it results in lower drug concentrations and potentially shorter stays in hospital. This reduces costs significantly for the health care provider,”

“It offers great hope for patients who would be unable to tolerate the normal standard of care such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and has strong potential to significantly improve the way we treat internal cancers.”

Picture: Dr Declan Soden with EndoVe

Source:http://www.ucc.ie/en/mandc/news/fullstory-109371-en.html

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