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... If interested, you can find 29 previous posts about Provenge by using the board's index. ... (3 replies)
... the new drug Provenge was approved for prostate cancer patients! ... (3 replies)
... Hi Bob, Thanks for this update. I'm inserting some comments in green. Jim My recollection is that Provenge was on the fast track, and I think that Dendreon had production limitations that moved it away from exploring wider access as experimental therapy once early approval was not given. I was at the key hearing, made a survivor-representative statement to the... (13 replies)

... y standards for the drug. I've recently heard a figure as high as 100,000 men. In sharp contrast, during the first year Dendreon will be able to produce enough Provenge for just 2,000 men. ... (3 replies)
... t is the way Mitch Gold, Dendreon's CEO, compared the results. If I were a patient doing well enough to be able to take advantage of the treatment when it comes available next year, I would feel I had a good shot of adding a lot of months to my life. ... (13 replies)
... D This part gives an easily grasped explanation of the immune system and cancer, showing how Provenge fits in. ... (3 replies)
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... the Phase III clinical trial of the immune system drug Provenge was a success!!!!! ... (13 replies)
... Thanks for all the info...Looks like provenge will finally get FDA approval.... ... (3 replies)
... My friend was told by Dartmouth Hitchcock M.C. that Provenge is only available as a study drug in clinical trials in which D.H.M.C. is not a participant. So he'll have to wait for FDA approval. ... (13 replies)
... Hi medved and sonofsten, You're welcome. I'm glad to be able to relay this good news! :D Sonofsten, welcome to the board as a participant! :wave:you asked: "... One question on the provenge situation-With approval by the FDA,do you have any idea how long it takes before insurance,especially medicare, will start paying for it as an approved treatment...." I don't... (3 replies)
... Thanks for the update on Provenge. It is sad that some people died without access to this treatment, when the FDA, a couple of years ago, in an unusual move, declined to approve it over the recommendation of its own expert panel, which by an overwhelming vote found it to be both safe and effective. (3 replies)
... Yes thats great news for many men with high risk advanced cases. Hope its made available ASAP and lives up to its promise. IT WILL HAVE MUCH WIDER APPLICATION THAN P.C. IF IT REALLY PROVES OUT IN THE LONG RUN. ... (13 replies)
... I'm wondering if the radiation available now would still be a huge risk for Irv of aggravating his colitis which has been in remission for about 8 years now. ... (26 replies)
... Hi John and Linda, I'm sorry your battle is now more challenging, but you are certainly getting some thoughtful and expert treatment at MD Anderson. I'll insert some thoughts in excerpts from your post in green. Up front I'll add thanks for describing your experiences with chemo under a trial, as well as for participating in the trial. Jim Keep your spirits up! ... (2 replies)
... rough the end of the study. This lays the groundwork for gaining further insight into what worked so well for those patients and potentially for FDA approval of Provenge for earlier stage recurring patients. ... (41 replies)
Life Expectantcy
Oct 1, 2008
... the company behind Provenge recently said it expects to be able to report interim results late in 2008. ... (9 replies)
... A "new" bone density drug, Toremifene, which has been available in Europe for some years, is now under FDA review, maby be available soon. Among other things, it blocks breast enlargement and hot flashes, as I heard it. ... (10 replies)
... grant accelerated approval for the drug, based on concerns about the adequacy of the evidence. Instead, they elected to wait until at least interim results were available from a key, large clinical trial. Those results were expected in about a year from the hearing, which would project the date to about early this summer. ... (6 replies)
... That's because there's not yet much available to discuss. ... (3 replies)

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