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Medivation Receives FDA Permission to Initiate Phase 3 Trial of MDV3100 in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Date:3/18/2009

for both chemo-naive and post-chemo patients. MDV3100 has been generally well tolerated at doses of up to and including 240 mg/day. The most frequently reported adverse event was fatigue. Patients are continuing on study until they experience an intolerable adverse event or until their disease progresses. Additional data from this trial are expected to be presented at upcoming medical conferences.

About Prostate Cancer and MDV3100

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States and the third most common cancer worldwide. More than 1 million men in the United States have prostate cancer. In 2008, an estimated 186,320 new cases were expected to be diagnosed and approximately 28,660 men were expected to die from the disease. Patients with castration-resistant (also known as hormone-refractory) prostate cancer have few treatment options and a poor prognosis.

Overexpression of the androgen receptor is believed to contribute to the progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer. MDV3100 is a novel small-molecule androgen receptor antagonist that inhibits androgen receptor function by blocking nuclear translocation of the androgen receptor and DNA binding.

About Medivation

Medivation, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the rapid development of novel small molecule drugs to treat serious diseases for which there are limited treatment options. Medivation aims to transform the treatment of these diseases and offer hope to critically ill patients and their caregivers. In September 2008, Medivation announced a global agreement with Pfizer Inc to develop and commercialize Dimebon for the treatment of Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. With Pfizer, the Company is conducting a broad Dimebon clinical development program, including a pivotal and confirmatory Phase 3 trial, known as the CONNECTION study, in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's
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