Integrated Medical Professionals Is The First In New York State To Offer New Drug For Advanced Prostate Cancer in New York Metro Area
HJMT Public Relations Inc.Kristie Galvani, 631/393-0220
—a multi-specialty practice that includes and , the largest independent provider of urological and radiation oncology services in the United States, is adding Xofigo® (radium Ra 223 dicloride) from Bayer HealthCare to its list of treatment options for patients suffering with advanced prostate cancer.
Xofigo® an injectable agent which uses a safe form of radiation to treat prostate cancer that has spread to the bones even after receiving medical or surgical therapy, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This novel treatment specifically directs radiation treatments to cancer cells in bone, sparing patients the side effects associated with other forms of radiation. It is the first and only alpa particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic agent approved by the FDA that has demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival.
“At IMP, our team of more than 100 physicians is committed to providing the most recent, highest quality medical treatments available,” said Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, Chairman and CEO of IMP. “Studies have proven that Xofigo can help improve both the survival as well as the quality of life of a man diagnosed with castration-resistant prostate cancer with bone metastases. It will be an important addition to prostate cancer treatment options.”
IMP physicians diagnose and treat more patients with prostate cancer than any other practice in the United States. In addition to offering sophisticated surgical and radiation treatments for localized prostate cancer, IMP was also one of the first facilities in the country to treat advanced cancer patients with PROVENGE. This drug, released approximately three years ago, was the first drug in its class for the treatment of men with advanced stage prostate cancer. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime and despite early detection and treatment, one man dies every 30 minutes from this disease.
a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital, is a multi-specialty practice comprised of community physicians committed to providing the highest level of medical service available. This cooperative approach has enabled the doctors in IMP to continue to practice in the neighborhoods they have been serving for years while affording them access to technology and services that are not available to most medical groups. IMP physicians are on staff at the leading hospitals in the New York Metropolitan Area, are active in clinical and academic research, participate in postgraduate medical education and lecture nationally and internationally on cutting edge breakthroughs in medicine. Divisions of IMP include and . For more information, visit