Sirtex swings to a loss after ‘challenging’ year

Shares in Australian cancer treatment developer Sirtex Medical (ASX:SRX) plunged more than 15% yesterday after the company posted a net loss of -A$26.9 million in 2016, compared to a profit of A$54 million the year before. Sirtex has faced a barrage of obstacles this year, including a number of clinical trials that failed to meet primary endpoints.

Colorectal cancer patients show response to resin microspheres

New data was presented by Prof. Dr. Volker Heinemann in an oral abstract session at the European Society of Medical Oncology’s 18th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer. The data suggest that patients with liver-dominant mCRC, treated first-line with the combination of mFOLFOX6 and SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres experienced a profound response to treatment in the