Neoprobe announces phase II Lymphoseek results

Gamma camera probe developer Neoprobe of Dublin, OH, has unveiled results from a multicenter phase II clinical study for its radiopharmaceutical agent, Lymphoseek, the company reported.

The trial was designed to test the effectiveness of Lymphoseek in identifying lymphatic tissue, and was conducted in 80 patients with either melanoma or breast cancer. Five treatment centers participated.

The trial found that Lymphoseek accurately recognized lymphatic tissue in 99% of the tissue identified by the drug. Pathology data of the lymph nodes marked by Lymphoseek confirmed cancer in 22.3% of the melanoma patients and 22.6% of the breast cancer patients, Neoprobe said.

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