Press release 09-12-07_imn1207estudio cntra cancer de pulmon
NO TE CONVIERTAS EN UNA ESTADÍSTICA MAS....... USA IMMUNOCAL,,,,,,,Y NO ESPERES A SENTIR LOS SÍNTOMAS... ÚSALO COMO PREVENTIVO... CONTACTAME SI REQUIERES MAS INFORMACIÓN DE COMO COMPRARLO Y USARLO....
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press release 09-12-07_imn1207estudio cntra cancer de pulmon
Immunotec Announces commencement of IMN 1207 US Lung Cancer Study funded by Moffitt Cancer
Center CCOP Research Base
MONTREAL, December 7, 2009 - Immunotec Inc. (TSX-V: IMM) announced today the enrollment of
the first patient in the US Cancer trial of IMN 1207 being run at Beaumont Hospital's Community
Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) in Royal Oak, Michigan. The goal of the study is to determine the
effect of IMN 1207, a cysteine-rich whey protein supplement, in preventing additional weight loss in
patients with stage IV (advanced) non-small cell lung cancer. Patients with cancer often struggle with
severe cancer-related weight loss and the associated decline in their general health. This study proposes
that the use of IMN 1207 could potentially maintain or increase weight in patients with advanced non-
small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study will compare the use of IMN 1207 with casein, another
protein that is derived from milk.
IMN 1207 is an advanced formulation of the proprietary undenatured whey protein isolate, Immunocal®,
a dietary natural health supplement developed by Immunotec and sold in global markets for the past 12
years. Depending on the results of this study, expanded trials evaluating the effect of IMN 1207 may be
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The majority of the
diagnosed lung cancers (85%) are non-small cell lung carcinomas. These cancers have a high risk of
weight loss (61%), as do pancreatic and gastric cancers. Disease and/or treatment-related weight loss may
trigger a cascade of secondary effects including reduced quality of life, treatment intolerance and
infections, as well as decreased survival.
Research studies using various drugs such as megestrol acetate, a steroid hormone, have reported
successful weight gain, but it can be associated with potentially serious side effects (such as high blood
pressure, blood clots, etc). The alternative use of a nutritional supplement with few side effects would
represent a breakthrough.
Data from a previous study conducted by Tozer and colleagues suggested that treatment with IMN 1207
may promote weight gain in patients with lung cancer. For the complete publication, see (Tozer et al.
Cysteine-Rich Protein Reverses Weight Loss in Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy or
Radiotherapy. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2008 Feb; 10(2): 395-402.).
The study chairs, Shannon Wills, Ph.D., clinical research associate and David Decker, M.D., a medical
oncologist at Beaumont Hospitals, are enthusiastic about the prospects of this study; "Cancer-related
weight loss not only contributes to a decline in the quality of life and survival of patients with lung
cancer, but also causes psychological distress for patients and their families. Research like this is essential
to identify better interventions to address cancer-related weight loss and we are pleased to participate in
This study, supported by the Moffitt Cancer Center CCOP Research Base, which is funded by NCI, will
only be conducted through the Beaumont CCOP, part of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office at Beaumont
Hospitals in Royal Oak, Michigan.
About the Moffitt CCOP Research Base
Funded by the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention in 2000, this Research Base is
dedicated to the development and conduct of cancer prevention and cancer control clinical trials. The
Research Base serves a diverse patient population through membership of NCI-funded Community
Clinical Oncology Programs , Minority-Based CCOPs , striving to help prevent or reduce cancer's burden
on individuals and families and to improve their quality of life. Offices of the Moffitt CCOP Research
Base are located on the University of South Florida's Tampa campus. http://ccoprb.epi.usf.edu/
About Beaumont CCOP in Royal Oak, Michigan
The National Cancer Institute has designated Beaumont Hospitals as a Community Clinical Oncology
Program , one of about 50 in the country that connect academic centers with community physicians who
enroll patients in medical research. Beaumont CCOP is a department of the Beaumont Research Institute.
About Beaumont Hospitals' Cancer Clinical Trials Office in Royal Oak, Michigan
The Beaumont Cancer Institute at Beaumont Hospitals is a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare
Cancers, as designated by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The Michigan Cancer Consortium bestowed a Spirit of
Collaboration Award on the Beaumont Cancer Institute's Minority Outreach Program in 2007.
About Immunotec Inc.
Immunotec is engaged primarily in the development and marketing of natural health products, dietary
supplements, vitamins and personal care products, many of which are manufactured on its behalf by third
parties. Immunotec's products are distributed and sold in the United States and Canada through a network
marketing system and in other countries through exclusive distributorship agreements. Immunotec's
investment in this study is another manifestation of its ongoing commitment to research and development.
For further information: Immunotec Media contact: John H. Molson, Vice-President, Research &
Development, (450) 510-4450, Fax: (450) 424-9993, email@example.com; Clare Malbon, R&D
Dept., (450) 424-9992 ext 2377