Liver Cancer Treatment Using Surefire Technology Leads to 92% Objective Response Rate
Surefire Medical revealed at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe Annual Scientific Congress the results of a multi-center registry in which the use of the Surefire Precision Infusion System to deliver therapy in the treatment of primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC) was associated with a 68 percent complete tumor response and 92 percent objective tumor response.
According to a release, the multi-center registry evaluated the use of Surefire Precision during transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in 32 patients with 41 lesions. Among the institutions included in the study were Mt. Sinai Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, University of Southern California Medical Center, Georgetown University via MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and the University of California at San Diego Medical Center.
"TACE procedures utilizing the Surefire Infusion System was shown to effectively deliver therapy to the tumor," said Aravind Arepally, MD, Chief Scientific Officer for Surefire Medical. "The objective response rate shown in this multi-center registry is considerably higher when compared to the average response rate we see in the literature."
Surefire Medical is also conducting a 140-patient, randomized controlled, multi-center study comparing the outcomes of Surefire to standard end-hole catheter for drug-eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) treatments in HCC. The study, titled "Surefire vs. Endhole for DEB-TACE: Quantifying Hepatic Artery Embolization to Improve Outcomes," is currently enrolling patients and seeking new sites.
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Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose
Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.
According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.
Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.
"The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."
The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at papyrusonline.com
"I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."
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