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2011-09-26 12:43:43

Men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and that is resistant to hormone therapy suffer less from fatigue if they are treated with a combination of abiraterone acetate and prednisone, according to results from a phase III clinical trial presented today. Dr Cora Sternberg told the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, in Stockholm today (Monday 26 September), that the significant improvements in fatigue were important for this group of...

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...

2011-05-16 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...

2011-04-28 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...

2011-03-07 21:38:28

URMC Research Confirms Possible Use of Drug for Painful Fibroids Research continues to show that the controversial abortion drug mifepristone might have another use, as a therapeutic option besides hysterectomy for women who suffer from severe symptoms associated with uterine fibroids. The University of Rochester Medical Center in 2004 began investigating mifepristone, in a class of drugs known as progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs), to treat fibroids, which affect roughly half of all...

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...

2010-10-12 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...

2010-10-01 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have disclosed that two mifepristone (RU-486)-induced deaths occurred in the past two years, bringing the total number of reported death related to RU-486 to 12. This announcement comes almost 10 years to the date after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the abortion drug, deeming it a major advancement for women's health and safe for public use. (Logo:...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.