Dendreon Announces Positive Interim Data from Phase 3 PROVENGE IMPACT Trial

At 9 am this morning, Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) announced the long awaited interim analysis of the Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled IMPACT (Immunotherapy for Prostate AdenoCarcinoma Treatment, also known as D9902B). The clinical trial is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of the investigational active cellular immunotherapy Provenge® (sipuleucel-T) in men with metastatic [...]

Dendreon (Provenge) Initiates Second of Two New Phase 2 Trials

Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN), the company that is testing Provenge a potential vaccine for prostate cancer, has started a second of two new Phase 2 trials. The multicenter trial, called ProACT (PROstate Active Cellular Therapy), is enrolling 120 men with metastatic, androgen independent prostate cancer. The trial protocol calls for all men to receive active [...]

First Cancer Vaccine Approved In Russia

When I provided testimony at the FDA in support of the application for approval of the vaccine Provenge®, I had the opportunity of meeting some of the representatives of the biotech company Antigenics (AGEN). Since I am also a renal cancer survivor they initially approached me asking if I would be willing to meet them [...]

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