Short Video Explaining Xofigo (Radium 223 Dichloride, Alpharadin or Radium 223)

The New England Journal of Medicine just published a very appealing and easy to understand video about Xofigo dichloride (Radium 223 or Alpharadin), the newly FDA approved treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer who have developed bone metastasis. The short video can be viewed at: N.E. Journal Xofigo Video Joel T. Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.

Ra 223 Dichloride (Xofigo®) Approved by the FDA

More great news for men with advanced prostate cancer that is castrate resistant and who also have symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease. Today, Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved (radium Ra 223 dichloride). Xofigo (zo-FEE-go) is the first and only alpha particle-emitting radioactive therapeutic [...]

More From the 2013 ASCO GU Conference – An Updated Analysis of the Phase III Randomized Trial (ALSYMPCA) of Radium-223 dichloride (Ra-223)

Ra-223 is an investigational alpha-pharmaceutical targeting bone metastases (mets) with high-energy, short-range alpha-particles. The recently completed phase 3, double-blind, randomized, multinational ALSYMPCA study showed that Ra-223 significantly improved over all survival (OS) in CRPC men with bone mets by a median increase of 3.6 months compared with placebo (median OS: 14.9 vs 11.3 mo; P [...]

Great News for the Advanced Prostate Cancer Community – The FDA Grants a Priority Review for Radium-223 Dichloride (Alpharadin)

Some more good news for the advanced prostate cancer community was announced today. Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review to their New Drug Application (NDA) filed in December 2012 for the investigational oncology compound radium-223 dichloride (radium-223). The application is under review for the treatment of [...]

Dr. Sartor Announces Bayer has Requested FDA Approval of Alpharedin & He Will Join Malecare to Make a Pod Cast Upon its Approval

On Thursday evening I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Oliver Sartor from the University of Tulane. At that time he informed me that Bayer had finally submitted the required paperwork to the FDA for formal approval of radium-233 chloride. For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Sartor, he is both an [...]

Two New Sites Open for Early/Expanded Access to Radium-233 (Alapharedin) in Fort Meyers, FL. & Philadelphia, PA

The Early/Expanded Access Committee has been continuing to work on getting additional sites open for men with advanced prostate cancer to get access to the yet unapproved drug Radium-233 Chloride (Alapharadin). Due to the hard work of this committee there are now sites in seven different states. In order to qualify for this treatment you [...]

Now an Early Access Site for Alpharedin Opens in New York

The Early Access Committee on which Malecare sits has been successful in adding an additional site in Long Island, New York to the Early Access Trial of Radium-233 Chloride (Alpharedin) for men with advanced prostate cancer who are castrate resistant and have at least two (2) bone metastases. If you are interested in this trial [...]

Another Site Added to the Early Access Program for Radium-223 Chloride (Alpharadin)

The Early Access Committee Announces an Additional Site for Radium-223 Chloride (Alpharadin) in Castration-Resistant (Hormone-Refractory) Prostate Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases We have been able to get Bayer to open another early access site for Alpharedin. This additional site is in Boston, Ma. In addition to this new site there are still three other sites. [...]

New Site from the Early/Expanded Access Committee – Alpharedin Now available at Stanford University (plus 3 other sites)

There was just a new site opened for the early/expanded access program for Alpharedin (Radium-235). The new site is at Stanford University, California. This makes a total of four sites, but most of them have not been adequately supported by the drug company, Bayer. Hopefully, this site will be better supported, but if it too [...]

So Much Has Happened While I was Away – News About Advanced Prostate Cancer

The summer is coming to a close and I am back, ready to again take on the world. I had the fantastic opportunity of spending almost two weeks in Alaska, a land that is so different from the lower 48. I have to say that I have a new found respect for those individuals who [...]