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2011-09-27 11:35:01

First comprehensive assessment of DNA errors that drive advanced prostate cancer A team of researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington has conducted the first comprehensive assessment of every gene in the genome of advanced, lethal prostate cancer. Until now, the genetic composition of such tumors had been poorly defined. In the process, they have discovered a number of potential key drivers — recurrent genetic mistakes — common to...

2011-07-25 23:38:39

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have narrowed the potential drug targets for advanced prostate cancer by demonstrating that late-stage tumors are driven by a different hormonal pathway than was thought previously. While testosterone is generally known to stimulate the growth of the disease, advanced prostate cancer that is resistant to standard hormonal therapy actually is driven by a pathway that circumvents the male hormone, said Dr. Nima Sharifi, assistant professor of internal...

2011-07-07 06:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the Phase 3 VENICE clinical trial evaluating the investigational agent ZALTRAP(TM) (aflibercept) in the first-line treatment of patients with androgen-independent (hormone-refractory) metastatic prostate cancer will continue to completion as planned, with no modifications due to efficacy or to safety concerns. This decision is based on the recommendation of an Independent Data...

2011-06-20 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new 45 mg for six-month administration formulation of Lupron Depot® (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension), a medication used for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. "Lupron Depot is an important treatment option for many patients with advanced prostate cancer," said Eugene Sun, M.D., vice president, Global...

2011-05-16 10:02:00

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A poster entitled, "Time to Progression in Patients with Prostate Cancer: A Comparison of Continuous Degarelix versus Degarelix Following Leuprolide Treatment," is being presented at the American Urological Association 2011 meeting by E. David Crawford, MD, head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and lead study investigator. The full manuscript has just been accepted and will be...

2011-05-06 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., the makers of FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection), a hormone antagonist therapy for advanced prostate cancer, has joined the race to end prostate cancer as an official sponsor of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge®, the fastest growing men's health event series in the United States. Now in its fifth year, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge (GPCC) is led by ZERO - The Project to...

2010-11-29 15:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) and Astellas Pharma Inc. today announced that patient enrollment was completed on November 15, 2010 in the Phase 3 AFFIRM study of the investigational drug MDV3100, a novel, triple-acting oral androgen receptor antagonist, in patients with advanced prostate cancer who have previously been treated with chemotherapy. The companies also announced that clinical development of MDV3100 in Japan has...

2010-11-05 15:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) today provided a corporate update and reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. "In the third quarter, we began the expansion of our MDV3100 development program into earlier stage patients with the initiation of the Phase 3 PREVAIL trial, which is enrolling men with advanced prostate cancer who have not yet received chemotherapy. Additionally, we believe that the...

2010-09-29 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) and Astellas Pharma Inc. today announced treatment of the first patient in a second Phase 3 clinical trial of the investigational drug MDV3100, which expands the Phase 3 development of the novel, triple-acting oral androgen receptor antagonist into an earlier-stage patient population. Known as PREVAIL, the trial will evaluate MDV3100 in men with advanced prostate cancer who have not yet received...


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