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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...

2009-07-10 08:00:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced it has successfully completed its acquisition of Cougar Biotechnology, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company with a specific focus on oncology. Johnson & Johnson's tender offer for shares of Cougar Biotechnology common stock expired at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) yesterday with approximately 20,148,930,000 shares tendered, representing approximately 95.9% of...

2009-05-21 18:06:00

Access to Late-Stage, First-in-Class Prostate Cancer Treatment Strengthens Presence in Oncology NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., and LOS ANGELES, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Cougar Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CGRB), a development stage biopharmaceutical company with a specific focus on oncology, today announced a definitive agreement whereby Cougar Biotechnology will be acquired for approximately $1.0 billion in a cash tender offer. Cougar Biotechnology,...

2008-10-23 09:00:38

Cougar Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CGRB) today announced that results from an ongoing Phase II clinical trial of Cougar's investigational drug CB7630 (abiraterone acetate) were presented today at the 20th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on "Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics." The Symposium is currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. The Phase II clinical trial of CB7630 (COU-AA-002) is being conducted at the University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center with...

2008-10-17 09:00:06

Cougar Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CGRB) today announced that results from an ongoing Phase II clinical trial of Cougar's investigational drug CB7630 (abiraterone acetate) were presented today at the Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat. The Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat is currently taking place in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The clinical trial of CB7630 was conducted at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in order to investigate associations between...

2008-07-28 18:00:17

SCIENTISTS are hailing a new drug to treat aggressive prostate cancer as potentially the most significant advance in the field for 70 years. Abiraterone could treat up to 80% of patients with a deadly form of the disease resistant to currently available chemotherapy, they said. The drug works by blocking the hormones which fuel the cancer. The Institute of Cancer Research hopes a simple pill form will be available in two to three years. An advanced clinical trial involving 1,200...


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