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Heron Therapeutics Announces Inclusion of SUSTOL

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel best-in-class treatments to address some of the biggest unmet patient needs, today announced the inclusion of SUSTOL® (granisetron) extended-release injection as part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Antiemesis Version 1.2017.

“We greatly appreciate NCCN’s thorough evaluation of SUSTOL and recognition of the role it may play in improving cancer care.”

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The NCCN has given SUSTOL a Category 1 recommendation, the highest level category of evidence and consensus, for use in the prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients receiving HEC or MEC regimens. Importantly, the guidelines identify SUSTOL as a “preferred” agent for preventing CINV following MEC. Further, the guidelines highlight the unique, extended-release formulation of SUSTOL.

“Unfortunately, CINV remains an all too common reality associated with modern-day cancer treatment, and novel agents that can prevent or reduce the severity of this debilitating chemotherapy side effect have the potential to not only improve the quality of life of patients, but also enable patients to complete potentially life-saving treatment,” said Barry D. Quart, Pharm.D., Chief Executive Officer of Heron Therapeutics. “We greatly appreciate NCCN’s thorough evaluation of SUSTOL and recognition of the role it may play in improving cancer care.”

NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance that includes 27 of the world’s leading cancer institutions. The NCCN Guidelines document evidence-based, consensus-driven management to ensure that all patients receive preventive, diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services that are most likely to lead to optimal...


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