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Dendreon Completes Target Enrollment of 500 Patients in Phase 3 IMPACT Study of Provenge(R) For Advanced Prostate Cancer
Date:10/23/2007

ent options available to them. We believe PROVENGE has the potential to offer both oncologists and urologists a well tolerated treatment option for their patients that has the ability to extend survival."

The IMPACT study enrolled more than 500 patients at 70 centers in the United States and Canada. Patients with metastatic androgen-independent prostate cancer were eligible for the study. The primary endpoint of the study is overall survival (an event-driven analysis), and time to objective disease progression is a secondary endpoint. The company currently expects an interim analysis for overall survival to be performed in the second half of 2008.

"This study provides the medical community an important opportunity to better define the efficacy and safety profile of PROVENGE in men with metastatic androgen-independent prostate cancer," said Philip Kantoff, M.D., a principal investigator of IMPACT and chief clinical research officer and chief of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. "Considering the limited treatment options available to these critically ill patients, there is a real need for new, safe and effective treatments, particularly those providing a survival benefit."

About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States and the third most common cancer worldwide. More than one million men in the United States have prostate cancer, with an estimated 218,890 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2007, and more than 27,000 men expected to die this year from the disease. Currently, there are limited treatment options for men with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer.

Active Cellular Immunotherapy with PROVENGE

PROVENGE may represent the first product in a new class of active cellular immunotherapies (ACIs) that are uniquely designed to use live human cells to re-engage the patient's own immune system with the goal of turning it "back on" to elicit a sp
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