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Perceptive Informatics Enhances Investigator Application of New RECIST Version in Imaging-Based Oncology Trials
Date:5/29/2009

BOSTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perceptive Informatics, the industry's leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), today announced the launch of a website designed to help investigators apply the new 1.1 version of RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors) in medical imaging-based oncology trials. Perceptive Informatics, which actively participated in the RECIST Working Group, has incorporated into its RECIST website at http://www.recist.com a comparison between RECIST 1.0 and 1.1, as well as instructions on how to effectively use the new criteria.

Medical imaging experts from Perceptive Informatics will be available at Booth #1881 during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, being held today through June 2, 2009 in Orlando, Florida, to discuss application of the new RECIST 1.1 criteria. These experts will address medical, scientific, and regulatory solutions to improve the use of medical imaging as a surrogate endpoint in oncology trials.

"Independent review using RECIST is an essential part of pivotal oncology trials," said Kenneth G. Faulkner, Ph.D., Vice President of Medical Imaging, Perceptive Informatics. "With the release of the RECIST 1.1 toolset Perceptive Informatics maintains a leading position with respect to incorporation of the RECIST criteria into Independent Review Charters for regulatory approval of oncology treatments. Perceptive remains at the forefront of incorporating the new RECIST criteria into medical imaging services to meet immediate demand from clients sponsoring oncology trials."

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