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Dendreon CEO Dr. Mitchell Gold Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award Winner
Date:6/13/2011

SEATTLE, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today announced that Mitchell H. Gold, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award in the Emerging Sciences category.

Dr. Gold has served as CEO of Dendreon since 2003, and under his leadership the company last year received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) the first autologous cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer.

"This has been an extraordinary year for Dendreon, for our dedicated employees, but most importantly for patients as we have begun to deliver on our longstanding promise to improve the lives of men with prostate cancer," said Dr. Gold. "This is just the beginning for Dendreon, as we seek to apply our active cellular immunotherapy technology to different tumor types to serve more patients with cancer."

The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Gold was selected by an independent panel of judges.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year's national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

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