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Myrtle Beach Urology Groups Administer First Commercial Dose of Newly FDA Approved Prostate Cancer Treatment
Date:5/30/2013

Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

In a joint effort among Atlantic Urology Clinics, Carolina Urologic Research Center and Coastal Carolina Radiation Center, a division of 21st Century Oncology, the groups announce delivery of the first, worldwide commercial dose of Xofigo (Radium-223 dichloride). This pharmaceutical treatment is for patients with advanced stage castration-resistant prostate cancer that has metastasized to the bone. Xofigo received FDA approval on May 15, 2013 after extensive research and clinical trials showed increased survival rates and delaying of complications from bone metastases.

Neal Shore, M.D., F.A.C.S., Board Certified Urologist and renowned prostate cancer researcher administered the treatment to his patient on Friday, May 24, 2013, becoming the first physician to do so worldwide since FDA approval. Dr. Shore has extensively researched prostate cancer, as well as led and participated in numerous clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of various prostate cancer treatments.

“We are proud to begin offering Xofigo infusion on a broader scale to more patients who would otherwise have limited or potentially less effective treatments for late stage prostate cancers,” says Dr. Shore. “We are looking forward to this treatment helping our patients improve their quality of life as well as extending their survival.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 238,590 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 29,720 will die from the disease in 2013. Treatment options for men whose cancer has metastasized after receiving medical or surgical therapy may be limited.

Xofigo was FDA approved three months ahead of schedule after extensive, promising research into its safety and effectiveness, including a large-scale clinical trial. In the trial, patients with advance stage prostate cancers that had metastasized to the bone were randomly assigned to receive Xofi
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