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Surveyed Oncologists Expect to Prescribe Provenge to about Half of Their Prostate Cancer Patients if the Vaccine is Approved
Date:7/28/2009

in Phase II clinical trials.

Therapeutic cancer vaccines are likely to command a high price. Although most surveyed clinicians expect to prescribe these agents, a minority of surveyed managed care organizations' (MCO) pharmacy directors expect to place Provenge, Stimuvax and CDX-110 on the top two tiers of their formularies. Only 25 percent of surveyed MCOs expect to place Provenge on tier one or tier two of their formularies, assuming the vaccine is priced in line with Roche/Chugai's Avastin. Additionally, of surveyed MCOs, 30 percent expect to place Stimuvax on the top two tiers of their formularies and 35 percent expect to place CDX-110 on the top two tiers of their formularies.

Clinician and Payer Attitudes Toward Emerging Cancer Vaccines for Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Glioma is based on a U.S. survey of 70 oncologists, 71 urologists and 20 MCO pharmacy directors. Their responses were compared to assess similarities and differences of opinion regarding clinical, economic and scientific factors.

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