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Dendreon Expects Interim Data Analysis for Phase 3 PROVENGE IMPACT Trial in October
Date:7/23/2008

bability of success, the interim analysis provides us with the potential to accelerate our BLA amendment for PROVENGE," said Mitchell H. Gold, president and chief executive officer of Dendreon.

If the IDMC reports in October that the pre-specified criterion for statistical significance is not met, then the company anticipates continuing the trial with the expectation of reporting final results in the second half of 2009.

About IMPACT Study Design

The IMPACT trial is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled Phase 3 study, which enrolled just over 500 men with metastatic, androgen independent prostate cancer with a primary endpoint of overall survival. Dendreon is conducting the IMPACT trial under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreed upon with the FDA.

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 186,320 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2008, and approximately 28,660 men expected to die this year from the disease. Currently there are limited treatment options for men with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer.

About 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 engage the patient's own immune system with the goal of eliciting a specific long-lasting response against cancer. Active cellular immunotherapy holds promise because it may provide patients with a meaningful clinical benefit, such as survival, combined with low toxicity.

About Dendreon

Dendreon Corporation is a biotechnology company whose mission is to target cancer and transform lives through the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics. The Company applies its experti
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