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MuGard Provides Significant Improvement or Stabilization of Oral Mucositis in Over 75% of Patients in European Clinical Experience
Date:10/11/2010

e Care in Cancer). At that conference, Access presented data from a US clinical trial in patients undergoing radiation and/or chemotherapy for treatment of head and neck cancer showing that 42% of patients using MuGard preventatively never exceeded an Oral Mucositis Assessment Scale (OMAS) score of 0.5. This data underscored MuGard's potential for oral mucositis prevention. The overall comparison showed that patients treated with MuGard had significantly lower OMAS scores when compared to the three control groups. The largest benefit was observed when patients used MuGard on the first day they started cancer therapy and continued using MuGard during the entire duration of treatment. Additionally, MuGard lowered erythema (a precursor inflammatory condition to OM) scores in subjects with various oral inflammatory conditions, including patients with xerostomia, cheilitis and stomatitis. The presentation of clinical experience at the ESMO conference is the culmination of all previously announced European clinical programs.

For additional information on MuGard, including information for clinicians, nurses and patients, please visit www.MuGard.com.

About MuGard:MuGard is a novel, ready-to-use, easy-to-swallow, mucoadhesive oral wound liquid that provides a protective polymer coating over the mucosa.  MuGard received 510(k) marketing allowance in the US with a broad indication for treating lesions of the mouth including the management of oral mucositis. In Europe, MuGard is a class IIa medical device which has been granted CE mark certification with the following indication: prevention and management of the lesions and symptoms of oral mucositis Up to 40% of all patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy develop moderate to severe mucositis, and almost all patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and those undergoing stem cell
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