NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH), a development stage, specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology, reconfirmed today that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has accepted an 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 3:30 PM, during the Melanoma/Skin Cancer – Oral Abstract Session.
The abstract concerning Delcath's Phase III Clinical Trial is a late–breaking abstract. Per ASCO policy, all late-breaking abstracts will be publicly released on site at the Annual Meeting. According to ASCO, this process ensures that pivotal research accepted into ASCO's Annual Meeting is presented and discussed in a peer-review setting. These abstracts will also be made publicly available online for the first time over the duration of the Annual Meeting, June 4-8, 2010.
About Delcath Systems, Inc.
Delcath Systems, Inc. is a development stage, specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology. Delcath's proprietary system for chemosaturation is designed to administer high dose chemotherapy and other therapeutic agents to diseased organs or regions of the body, while controlling the systemic exposure of those agents. The Company's initial focus is on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers. Delcath recently concluded a Phase III metastatic melanoma study and the Company is currently conducting a multi-arm Phase II trial to treat other liver cancers. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.delcath.com.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those described. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, uncertainties relating to the acceptability of the Phase III clinical trial data by the FDA, our ability to successfully complete the new drug application, acceptance of the new drug application by the FDA, approval by the FDA or other regulatory authorities of the current or future drug delivery system for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, our ability to successfully complete other clinical trials and secure regulatory approval of our current or future drug-delivery system for the treatment of other liver cancers and other organs and uncertainties regarding our ability to obtain financial and other resources for any research, development and commercialization activities. These factors, and others, are discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made.
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