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2011-03-23 15:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced new data that showed postmenopausal women with osteoporosis had significantly greater adherence, compliance, and persistence during Prolia® (denosumab) treatment than during alendronate treatment, an oral bisphosphonate commonly used to treat osteoporosis. Adherence to treatment, which includes both compliance (a measure of how well patients follow directions for taking...

2011-03-22 15:15:00

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study in the prostate cancer space completed this week by ITG's Majestic Market Research reveals that Amgen's (Nasdaq: AMGN) Xgeva (a.k.a. denosumab, Prolia) is on track to achieve its blockbuster sales potential and is already stealing share from the leading agent for skeletal related events, Novartis' (NYSE: NVS) Zometa. As for Dendreon's (Nasdaq: DNDN) Provenge, the first FDA-approved therapeutic cancer vaccine, physicians are still clouded...

2011-02-24 18:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the publication of results from a Phase 3 head-to-head trial that compared XGEVA(TM) (denosumab) to Zometa(®) (zoledronic acid) in preventing bone complications called skeletal-related events (SREs) in 1,901 men with prostate cancer and bone metastases. The study, published in The Lancet, met its primary and secondary endpoints and demonstrated XGEVA's superiority compared to Zometa...

2011-02-22 15:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the publication of results from a pivotal Phase 3 study of 1,776 advanced cancer patients with different types of solid tumors (not including breast and prostate cancer) or multiple myeloma, which compared XGEVA(TM) (denosumab) to Zometa® (zoledronic acid) in preventing skeletal-related events (SREs). The study, which appeared today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that...

2010-12-13 16:52:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 13, 3010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced top-line results from a Phase 3 trial evaluating XGEVA(TM) (denosumab) versus placebo in 1,432 men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer. The trial, known as the '147 study, demonstrated that XGEVA significantly improved median bone metastasis-free survival by 4.2 months (HR=0.85, 95 percent CI 0.73-0.98, p=0.03) compared to placebo (primary endpoint), and significantly improved time to...

2010-12-11 00:44:38

For patients with breast cancer and bone metastases, denosumab delayed skeletal-related side effects five months longer compared to those on zoledronic acid, according to results presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12. "The average life expectancy of patients with metastatic breast cancer is approximately 2.5 years, so if you can prolong the time without a skeletal-related event by five months, you are substantially benefiting the patient,"...

2010-12-10 15:34:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced results from new analyses comparing XGEVA(TM) (denosumab), the first new treatment for advanced cancer patients with bone metastases in nearly a decade to prevent skeletal-related events, to Zometa® (zoledronic acid). These results underscore the efficacy profile of XGEVA in preventing skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with bone metastases from advanced breast...

2010-11-19 08:30:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xgeva (denosumab) on Thursday to help prevent skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with cancer that has spread (metastasized) and damaged the bone. Skeletal-related events include bone fractures from cancer and bone pain requiring radiation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Xgeva is a monoclonal antibody that targets a protein involved in...

2010-11-18 18:41:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XGEVA(TM) (denosumab), the first and only RANK Ligand inhibitor for the prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors. XGEVA was approved following a 6 month priority review by the FDA, a designation reserved for drugs that offer major advances in treatment or provide a...

2010-11-08 15:27:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the publication of results from a pivotal Phase 3 study of 2,046 patients which compared denosumab with Zometa® (zoledronic acid) in delaying or preventing skeletal-related events (SREs) in breast cancer patients with bone metastases. An SRE consists of any of the following: a pathologic fracture, the need for radiation or surgery to ameliorate bone pathology secondary to...


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