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Leading Prostate Cancer Group Says New Drug Gives Hope To Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Date:9/4/2012

DENVER, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading prostate cancer group, the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), applauds today's approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a groundbreaking new therapy, Xtandi, formerly known as MDV3100. The drug has shown promise in clinical trials, extending the life of men with advanced prostate cancer even following other treatments. 

"This new therapy represents an important advancement in the treatment of prostate cancer, extending survival in patients who failed previous chemotherapy for castration-resistant disease," said Daniel Petrylak, M.D., PCEC council member and director of the genitourinary oncology program and co-director of the signal transduction program at the Yale University Cancer Center.

The PCEC, a national organization committed to men's health and a leader in supporting prostate cancer research and treatment, has been working for several decades to improve treatment options.  New treatments like Xtandi - an antiandrogen therapy that acts to block testosterone, slowing prostate cancer growth - are bringing new hope to men with prostate cancer.

"Since our work with antiandrogens began over two decades ago, we have been waiting for a superior agent that shows promise for late-stage patients; we have it with the approval of Xtandi," said E. David Crawford, M.D. head of the urologic oncology department at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and founder/chairman of the PCEC.  "I am confident that this is only the beginning of success stories with this agent and that it will be used in earlier stages of prostate cancer in the near future. While this therapy is an innovative development for patients in the late stages of prostate cancer, ear
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