ProvengeTreatment for Prostate Cancer
Update: Provenge Now FDA Approved - April 29, 2010
Dendreon’s Provenge Granted FDA Priority Review
FDA Accepts Provenge Biologics License Application
SEATTLE, January 16, 2007 -- Dendreon Corporation today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing and has assigned priority review status to the Company's Biologics License Application (BLA) for Provenge (sipuleucel-T), its investigational active cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of asymptomatic, metastatic, androgen-independent (also known as hormone refractory) prostate cancer.
Priority Review is granted to products that, if approved, would provide a significant improvement in the safety or effectiveness of the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of a serious or life-threatening disease. The goal for reviewing a product with Priority Review status is six months from the filing date. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date for completion of review by the FDA of the Provenge BLA is May 15, 2007.
"Clinical trials have shown that Provenge increases survival and is generally well tolerated in men with late-stage prostate cancer, a highly prevalent disease for which there are currently few available treatment options," said Mitchell H. Gold, president and chief executive officer of Dendreon. "We are extremely pleased the FDA has granted priority review to Provenge, which may represent an important new treatment option for men suffering from prostate cancer."
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States and the third most common cancer worldwide. More than one million men in the United States have prostate cancer, with an estimated 232,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed each year. More than 30,000 men die each year of the disease.
The BLA submission is based primarily on an improvement in overall survival observed in Study D9901, a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 Study, the results of which were published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Provenge (sipuleucel-T) is an investigational product that may represent the first in a new class of active cellular immunotherapies (ACIs) that are uniquely designed to stimulate a patient's own immune system. Provenge is in late-stage clinical development for the treatment of patients with advanced prostate cancer. In clinical studies, patients typically received three infusions over a one-month period as a complete course of therapy.
Source: Dendreon Corporation
Posted: January 2007
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