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2012-03-08 07:30:00

RARITAN, N.J., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC today announced that it has unblinded the Phase 3 study of ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone for the treatment of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who have not received chemotherapy. Study COU-AA-302 is an international, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study that included 1,088 patients who were randomized...

2011-06-03 06:30:00

CHICAGO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data related to ZYTIGA(TM) (abiraterone acetate) will be presented at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. The studies were sponsored by Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development, unit of Cougar Biotechnology, Inc. "We are pleased that these data have been selected for presentation at the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting," said William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., Global Therapeutic Area Head, Ortho Biotech...

2011-05-26 15:14:20

New therapy tolerated well by most patients A drug recently approved by the Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of prostate cancer is proving to give some patients the gift of time.  A new study shows abiraterone acetate extends the lives of men with the most advanced form of the disease by about four months. The study in the May 26, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine was co-authored by Thomas W. Flaig, MD, medical oncologist at the University of Colorado...

2011-05-25 16:26:00

HORSHAM, Pa., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study titled "Abiraterone and Increased Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer," published in the May 26 issue of NEJM, found that patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior chemotherapy containing docetaxel showed a significant improvement in overall survival when treated with ZYTIGA(TM) (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone compared to patients treated with prednisone plus placebo. The COU-AA-301...

2011-04-28 14:04:00

HORSHAM, Pa., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZYTIGA(TM) (abiraterone acetate), an oral, once-daily medication for use in combination with prednisone for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior chemotherapy containing docetaxel. Androgens are hormones that promote the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics....

2011-04-28 13:40:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) in combination with prednisone (a steroid) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior docetaxel (chemotherapy). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) In prostate cancer, the male sex hormone testosterone stimulates prostate tumors to grow. Drugs or surgery are...

2010-12-20 17:15:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the investigational drug abiraterone acetate administered with prednisone for the treatment of metastatic advanced prostate cancer in patients who have received prior chemotherapy containing a taxane. Janssen-Cilag International NV also filed a marketing authorization application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...

2010-10-12 17:53:40

Phase III results Patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have progressed after chemotherapy live significantly longer if treated with the drug abiraterone acetate compared to placebo, the results of a large Phase-III clinical trial confirm. "This is a major step forward in prostate cancer therapeutics," said Dr Johann de Bono from The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, who presented the study results at the 35th...

2010-10-11 07:51:00

RARITAN, N.J., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a pre-specified interim analysis of a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 3 study, COU-AA-301, demonstrate that patients treated with the investigational agent abiraterone acetate plus low-dose prednisone/prednisolone showed a significant improvement in overall survival compared to patients treated with prednisone/prednisolone plus placebo. This study included 1,195 patients with metastatic advanced prostate cancer (also referred to as...

2010-09-09 17:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development, a unit of Cougar Biotechnology, Inc., today announced that it has unblinded the Phase 3 study of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic advanced prostate cancer (also referred to as castration-resistant prostate cancer) whose disease has progressed following treatment with one or two chemotherapy regimens at least one of which contained docetaxel. Study...