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What You Need to Know About Xgeva or Denosumab

Xgeva, also known as denosumab, is an injectable medication (injected once a month subcutaneously under the skin in the doctor’s office) that is used to prevent bone fractures and spinal cord compression caused by bone metastases in breast and prostate cancer survivors. Solid tumors in the bone, which is a common site for individuals with [...]

Using Denosumab (Xgeva) To Combat Skeletal Complications in Prostate Cancer

Xgeva is a monoclonal antibody that inactivates RANKL, a protein that enhances osteoclast activity and survival. By inhibiting RANKL, Xgeva prevents skeletal-related events in men with bone metastasis from prostate cancer. Under no circumstances should a man who also has multiple myeloma use Xgeva. There have been studies that compared Xgeva to zolendronic acid (Zometa). [...]

Will the FDA Approve Xgeva – It is “Up In The Air”

Prior to the formal review, the FDA has raised questions about the ultimate approval of Amgen’s Xgeva (denosumab) for men with metastatic, advanced prostate cancer who have not yet developed metastasized to the bone. Xgeva has been shown to delay tumors spreading to bones, but it does not extend life, the holy grail of the [...]

Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw While Taking Zometa & Xgeva

The use of denosumab (Xgeva) as an alternative to the more commonly prescribed zoledronic acid (Zometa) to slow down the development of bone metastases in men with advanced prostate cancer is becoming more common. The most common concern for men taking Zometa and now Xgeva has been osteonecrosis of the jaw. Osteonecrosis of the jaw [...]

On The Horizon – Xgeva (denosumab) To Prevent or Slow Down Bone Mets

Yesterday, Amgen announced that it had submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand its license for XGEVA® (denosumab) to treat men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer to reduce the risk of developing bone metastases. If approved, XGEVA would be the first therapy licensed to prevent or [...]

Should Men on ADT Take Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation?

As usual with prostate cancer there is no general agreement about whether or not men who are on a hormone blockade (ADT) to treat prostate cancer should be taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, however there does seem to be some consensus that they should. Given that there are geographic and seasonal variations in vitamin [...]

Denosumab delays the Spread of Prostate Cancer to the Bones, But it Doesn’t Extend Life!

Results from a recent clinical trial indicate that denosumab delayed the spread of prostate cancer metastases bones, however it did not prolong the lives of men. […]

Malecare’s Advanced Prostate Cancer Program

Malecare is pleased to announce several new enhancements to our Advanced Prostate Cancer Program as well as the release of our new Advanced Prostate Cancer Kit which includes our newest publication: RECURRENT PROSTATE CANCER A Working Document for Men with Recurrent Prostate Cancer For many years, Malecare has been the leader in the fight against [...]

Xgeya (denosumb) Approved To Protect Bones In Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

This has been an interesting year as men with advanced prostate cancer have seen three different drugs approved. Considering that the prior six years did not have any new drug approvals, this has been a stellar year. First we had Provenge approved, then came Jevtana and now we have added to the list Xgeya (denosumb). [...]

FDA Questions Denosumab Safety in Advisory Meeting Documents

Just revealed in briefing documents which were released in advance of a scheduled Thursday meeting of the FDA’s Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs, which will be considering whether to recommend denosumab for approval, are significant concerns that denosumab, the investigational biologic drug for osteoporosis, may increase risk of serious infections through its activity against [...]

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