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Prostvac In Combination With Yervoy Yields A Survival Advantage

There is some really exciting news on the horizon around immunotherapy for advanced prostate cancer. Bavarian Nordic, the pharmaseutical company that has, along with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), been running clinical trials on Prostvac has unoffically let it been known that Prostvac when combined with another investigational immunologic therapy, Yervoy, has helped to significantly [...]

Malecare Adds A New Teleconference About Immunotherapy and Advanced Prostate Cancer

Malecare announces the addition of our latest and informative teleconference about Immunotherapy and Advanced Prostate Cancer.  Joining me in the conference is Dr. Nicholas J. Vogelzang, M.D., a medical oncologist with the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) and serves as chair and site research leader, and as medical director of the Developmental Therapeutics Committee and Member [...]

A Correction of A Prior Post – How About Entering the Prostvac-VF Trail and Then Have Provenge?

On March 4th I wrote a post which included a suggestion that combining Provenge and the clinical trial of Prostvac-VF might provide an interesting one-two punch against advanced prostate cancer.  In the post I suggested that it could be interesting to have Provenge and then move immediately on to Prostvac. This was an error, I [...]

Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer- What To Do Next?

Confusion, confusion and more confusion, that is how I would describe the current decision making process for a man with prostate cancer that has become newly castrate resistant. Just a few years ago the decision tree was clear, castrate resistant, immediately on to chemotherapy with docetaxel. Today, in this treatment space, we have a number [...]

Immune Therapy & A Rising PSA Coupled With Disease Progression – Does It Work?

Why does PSA continue to rise and prostate cancer disease continue to progress (new tumors develop and existing tumors continue to get bigger) when a man has an immune system treatment to go after their prostate cancer? This issue is probably the major marketing hurdle faced by Dendreon’s Provenge and based on the current statistics [...]

A Video Interview About My Experience at the AACR Meeting in Chicago

Patient Power, a Partner Organization of Malecare, just released a Skype interview they made with me about some aspects of the recent AACR meeting in Chicago. I talk about the exciting results from the Phase II trial of Prostvac, a small phase II study of Pomegranate juice for men with prostate cancer as well as [...]

The FDA Has Granted A Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial of PROSTVAC® – An On the Horizon Drug

Bavarian Nordic A/S today announced that they have received a letter of concurrence from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for a Phase 3 study required for product registration for its product candidate, PROSTVAC®, for the treatment of men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer [...]

On The Horizon – A Status Report of Six New Promising Advancing Treatments for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer as of the Beginning of June, 2010

As of today there are many different potential drugs undergoing phase III evaluations for men with advanced prostate cancer, some of them seem to offer great hope and promise. Considering we just had Provenge finally approved, this is great news. […]

On The Horizon – PROSTVAC™, The Next Break Out-Prostate Cancer Vaccine To Watch

Bavarian Nordic (B/N) is in the process of testing what might be the next prostate cancer vaccine to become available. They have successfully completed a phase II trial of 125 men with metastatic prostate cancer. The good news, the survival advantage experienced by the trial’s subjects had a statistically significantly longer median overall survival of [...]

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