Competitive Technologies Announces Second Massey Cancer Center Study Of Its Calmare(R) Pain Therapy Medical Device
Competitive Technologies, Inc. (OTCQX: CTTC) announced that researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have begun accepting patients into a new Phase II clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of the innovative Calmare® Pain Therapy medical device for the treatment of cancer pain syndromes. In addition to addressing chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) pain and numbness, this trial will also test the Calmare medical device’s ability to treat post mastectomy pain, post surgical pain, post herpetic neuropathy, post radiation pain and other chronic pain. The principal investigator, Thomas J. Smith, M.D., Endowed Chair of Palliative Care Research and Medical Director of the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU Massey Cancer Center, previously led a study of the device for treating CIPN. The results of that earlier study, showing a 64 percent success rate, were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in June (See here.)
“We are excited to start this new trial and to determine if ‘Scrambler therapy’ works as well for other chronic pain conditions as it did for chemo-induced pain,” said Dr. Smith. “It would be fantastic to have simple, non-invasive ways to treat post-shingles pain, ‘phantom limb’ pain and the pain that women experience after breast cancer surgery.”
“We are pleased to learn that this new study of our Calmare Pain Therapy medical device has begun at VCU Massey Cancer Center,” said Aris Despo, CTTC’s Executive Vice President, Business Development. “The earlier study showed the Calmare device to be a highly effective treatment for CIPN without harmful, adverse side effects. To have nationally recognized leaders in oncology and palliative care continuing to evaluate our medical device for treating other types of chronic pain in addition to cancer pain, is a testament to the success patients have already seen with the device.
“It is also a real boost to our sales force to see such a prestigious cancer center take on a larger and more far-reaching study,” Mr. Despo continued. “We are already seeing greater interest in the device from physicians in private practice as well as those working with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.”
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