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  • docihi docihi Nov 14, 2011 1:27 PM Flag

    CRIS: 800,000 BCC Cases Yearly

    Roche announcement today - can't get it to take here.

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    • docihi, what does the Roche announcement have to do with? I haven't seen anything concerning Curis but may be looking in the wrong place?

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      • I haven't seen any announcements today either. But I did find the following press release from June 2011 where Roche states there are 2 million BCC cases in Europe2, Australia2,3 , and the USA4.

        About Basal Cell Carcinoma

        BCC is the most common type of skin cancer in Europe2, Australia2,3 , and the USA4 . The annual global incidence is more than 2 million cases5. Currently, there are limited treatment options for advanced BCC with no current standard of care. In the majority of cases, the disease is generally considered curable if the cancer is restricted to a small area of the skin. However, in a very small group of people, if the disease is left untreated or recurs after surgery, the cancer may invade further into surrounding tissues such as sensory organs (ears, nose and eyes), bones or other tissues (laBCC). In a small proportion of patients (estimated at less than 1 percent of those affected6 ), BCC can advance or spread to other parts of the body (mBCC). Advanced BCC can be difficult to treat with current treatments and can be life-threatening.

      • Just got a new mac 10.7 and still trying to figure it out.

        "Roche Eyes Cancer Drug Approval"

        Essentially what we already know, but coming from the owner of 0449.

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