Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DCTH's Phase III Trial Data to be Presented

NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCTH - News), a medical technology company testing its proprietary treatment system for primary and metastatic cancers to the liver, announced today that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has accepted an abstract for oral presentation of Delcath's Phase III Trial Data comparing percutaneous hepatic perfusion with melphalan (PHP-mel) to the best alternative care for patients with hepatic metastases from ocular or cutaneous melanoma for ASCO's 2010 Annual Meeting, to be held June 4-8, 2010 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

James F. Pingpank, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a lead Principal Investigator of the Phase III trial, will present the abstract on June 5 at 3:30pm CT, during the Melanoma/Skin Cancer – Oral Abstract Session. The company expects to report top-line results from the trial later this month.

"ASCO's invitation to present at the podium represents a tremendous achievement for the clinicians leading our Phase III trial," said Eamonn P. Hobbs, Delcath's President and CEO. "The invitation illustrates the increasing interest in the Delcath PHP System™ as well as the data generated from the trial within the oncology clinician community. We look forward to Dr. Pingpank sharing this data and thank all of the patients and physicians for their involvement in this groundbreaking study."

Congrats for those who are still holding since alert.

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