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Rush University Medical Center Presents Positive MuGard Clinical Data at the Oncology Nursing Society 38th Annual Congress
Date:4/29/2013

DALLAS and NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), an emerging biopharmaceutical company, announced that Carrie Daly , MS, RN, APN, AOCN of Rush University Medical Center presented data from a MuGard study, performed by the Institution, at last week's Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress in Washington, DC.  Daly's presentation titled, "Outsmarting Oral Mucositis" summarized results from 128 cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Patients that were compliant in using MuGard experienced significant clinical benefits including reduced pain, reduced use of pain medication, and reduced weight loss. Importantly, use of MuGard resulted in a significant reduction in the number of patients that progressed to Grade 3 oral mucositis as measured by the NCI OM scale. The presentation highlighted the clinical benefit experienced when implementing the use of MuGard in patients who have undergone radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.  

Commenting on the excitement surrounding the ONS presentation of the MuGard study, Jeffrey Davis , CEO of Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stated,"Access was pleased to see the great interest in Carrie Daly 's presentation at the ONS Congress this week, and the significant interest and positive feedback on MuGard that we received at our exhibition booth.  The benefits of MuGard shown in the results from this study conducted by Rush are both important clinically and from a pharmacoeconomic perspective, but most importantly from a patient quality-of-life view.  There is a critical need to keep patients comfortable and well nourished during their cancer treatment, to ensure patient compliance and to positively impact clinic
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