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Radium-223 causes a stir at EMCC

Added: Thursday 29 September 2011

Research on the investigational agent radium-223 chloride caused a stir at the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress (EMCC). Preliminary results showed that the agent cut the risk of dying during follow-up by 30% among men with castration-resistant prostate cancer and bone metastases. Dr Chris Parker, lead author of the research, said: ‘In my opinion, radium-223, which has a completely novel mechanism of action, is likely to become a new standard treatment for this disease.’