-Phase I/II studies summarized-
BELLEVILLE, ON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, presented data about its proprietary Mycobacterial Cell Wall-DNA Complex (MCC) - trademarked Urocidin - to an international audience of urologists at the 2008 Societe Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) Congress in Santiago, Chile on Saturday.
The presentation, entitled, "Patients Age in Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy Response and Adverse Events: MCC Experience", was presented by Dr. Francois Charette, Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
In his presentation, Dr. Charette summarized the results of Phase I/II clinical studies with MCC, which involved 130 patients with Carcinoma in situ (CIS) high grade bladder cancer, with or without papillary lesions. The majority of these patients (62%) had been previously treated with bacillus Calmette- Guerin (BCG). The average age of the study participants was 73 years. The SIU presentation concluded that MCC has an excellent safety profile in older patients. Furthermore, the complete response rate, a measure of efficacy for bladder cancer, was similar between older and younger patients.
The SIU is the world's only truly international professional organization serving the global community of urologists. Founded in Paris in 1907, the SIU Central Office now serves its members from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. SIU members represent the full spectrum of clinicians and investigators from all subspecialties that come together to diagnose, treat and support patients with urological disease.
Urocidin is currently undergoing clinical testing in a pivotal Phase III clinical trial. In this trial, patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer whose cancer is specifically refractory (unresponsive) to BCG therapy will receive Urocidin in an open label stu
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