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Astellas Highlights Progress to Advance Care of Patients with Genitourinary Cancers at ASCO-GU Annual Meeting
Date:2/13/2013

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), today announced that more than 10 abstracts from Astellas oncology pipeline agents and marketed products will be presented at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO-GU), to be held February 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.

"We're committed to delivering new treatment options for patients with GU cancers," said Mark Reisenauer , vice president, Astellas Oncology. "The data to be presented at ASCO GU further illustrates the potential role our products can play."

Key presentations to be made at ASCO-GU include:

Enzalutamide

Data from a 25-week, open label, single-arm phase 2 study highlighting the effect of enzalutamide on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response in men with hormone-naive prostate cancer will be presented. Five additional abstracts will highlight outcomes from a phase 1 study of enzalutamide in combination with docetaxel chemotherapy, as well as additional findings from the randomized, global, placebo-controlled phase 3 AFFIRM study of enzalutamide in men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. XTANDI was approved by the FDA on August 31, 2012 for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have previously received docetaxel (chemotherapy). A Marketing Authorization Application for XTANDI is currently under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Tivozanib

Additional secondary analysis results from the Phase 3 TIVO-1 (tivozanib versus sorafenib in 1st line advanced RCC) trial will be presented.  Reported data will include overall survival (OS) results for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients who received ti
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