Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ), a leading provider of products and services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, announced today it is hosting an educational symposium titled “The Expanding Role of Radioembolization for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): Latest Information about Radioembolization, Yttrium-90 (Y-90) Glass Microspheres in HCC and an Update on Phase III Clinical Trials.” The symposium, designed to educate referring physicians, including Medical Oncologists, Hepatologists and Gastroenterologists, is being held at this year’s 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco from January 24 – 26, 2013. Three leading physicians will present the following information to attendees:
- “Y-90 Glass Microspheres in HCC - What do we Know?” by Dr. Riad Salem, Interventional Oncologist, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr Salem will provide an overview of clinical utility of Y-90 glass microspheres including a review of the Phase III clinical trial program for TheraSphere®.
- “TheraSphere® vs. transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) Data Analysis in Intermediate HCC – What did we learn?” by Dr. Lewis Roberts, Gastroenterologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Roberts will present the results of a retrospective analysis of TheraSphere® vs. TACE in patients with unresectable HCC.
- “Prospective Phase II Study on Intermediate and Advanced HCC – Experience at Milan, Italy” by Dr. Sherrie Bhoori, Hepatologist, Istituto Tumori, Milan, Italy. Dr. Bhoori will discuss Istituto Tumori’s prospective Phase II data published in Hepatology and how this study led to the development of the Phase III YES-P trial.