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Treatment of Patients With Malignant Mesothelioma Utilizing Photodynamic Therapy With Pinnacle Biologics' Compound PHOTOFRIN® - Obtains FDA Orphan Drug Designation
Date:12/14/2011

ood passes from the mouth to the stomach). There are two types of EC: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Both types of cancer can be treated with PDT.

It is difficult to determine specific causes of EC. People with certain risk factors, however, are more likely to develop esophageal cancer. These risk factors include male gender, age 65 or older, smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. In 2010, there were approximately 16,600 new cases of EC and 14,500 deaths in the United States.

References:

1.     American Cancer Society - Malignant Mesothelioma – cancer.org
2.     National Center for Biotechnology Information –  PubMed
3.     National Cancer Institute – cancer.gov

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This press release was funded by Pinnacle Biologics, Inc.  Dr. Patrick Ross has a consultant contract with Pinnacle Biologics as a Scientific Advisor. This press release contains certain "forward-looking" statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding, among other things, statements relating to goals, plans, objectives and future events. Pinnacle intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe
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