The data were presented at the American Transplant Congress and focused on the results of two separate studies. In total, the studies looked at nearly 35,000 organ recipients from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), of which more than 25,000 received CellCept-based treatment regimens. The two studies covered six and fours years, respectively, of post-surgical outcomes.
"CellCept has had a significant effect on the improvement of organ transplant outcomes over the past nine years," said Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche, M.D., associate professor, University of Florida College of Medicine and lead author of the renal transplantation study. "Data such as these are critical to increasing our understanding of the full scope of treatment options for transplant recipients. The more long-term information physicians have, the more the standard of care will continue to improve."
On average, 70 people receive transplants from either a living or deceased donor every day and over 25,500 transplants are performed each year. Currently, there are more than 84,000 people on the nation's organ transplant waiting list.
"Over the past decade, CellCept has helped to improve the lives of thousands of kidney, liver and heart transplant recipients," said Robert Gordon, M.D., medical director of organ transplantation at Roche. "The wealth of data and positive experiences using CellCept further supports its use in kidney, liver and heart transplantation and demons
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