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pSivida enters new trials

LOCAL nanotechnology company pSivida has announced the release of the six-month results of its Phase II (a) trials of the BrachySil liver cancer therapy, allowing it to enter the next phase of dosing trials. Eight patients at Singapore General Hospital with advanced liver cancer were treated with the therapy, which directly targets radiotherapy into tumours, reducing side effects and greatly enhancing the killing of cancer cells, according to the company. The six-month data showed that tumour size was significantly reduced, said pSivida. The results extend those recorded after three months of therapy and also showed that BrachySil is safe and well tolerated.

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