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2010-07-07 13:31:11

In its early stages, prostate cancer requires androgens (hormones that promote the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics) for growth, and current first-line therapies target the receptor for these hormones to slow cancer's development and spread.

2010-06-01 15:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection) resulted in fast, long-term suppression of testosterone in prostate cancer patients, without an initial testosterone surge or microsurge, and rapidly reduced prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a review of data presented here today at the AUA 2010 annual meeting by Dr.

2010-06-01 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer patients on leuprolide who were offered to continue on FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection) after one year of treatment reduced prostate specific antigen (PSA) recurrence, according to results of a Phase III extension study(1) presented here at the American Urological Association 2010 meeting.

2010-04-14 17:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) and Astellas Pharma Inc.

2010-01-05 15:50:48

IAD shows tolerability and quality of life advantages.

2009-09-23 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) today announced treatment of the first patient in a Phase 3 clinical trial of the investigational drug MDV3100 in advanced prostate cancer.

2009-09-22 08:06:29

New research has found that hormone therapy used to treat men with advanced prostate cancer is associated with an increased chance of developing various heart problems. Some choices of therapy appear, however, to be less risky than others.

2009-08-04 07:55:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the trade name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for its prostate cancer treatment previously marketed under the generic name degarelix.

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.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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