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The US Oncology Network Affiliated Physicians at Forefront of Cutting-Edge Prostate Cancer Treatment
Date:9/30/2011

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David, a 67-year-old father of three and soon to be first-time grandfather, felt too young to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. "I felt great," he said. "I had no symptoms." David, under the advisement of his oncologist, decided to be treated with PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), the first in a new therapeutic class known as autologous cellular immunotherapies.

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"Being treated with PROVENGE was an excellent experience," said David. "I had no side effects, and I still feel as good as I did before diagnosis. My family and I are hopeful for the future. Because I was able to get this cutting-edge treatment, I am optimistic I will see my first grandchild."

David was treated at Blue Ridge Cancer Care, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based oncologists dedicated to advancing cancer care in America. The US Oncology Network announced during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month that many of its affiliated practices are among the first in the nation to treat advanced prostate cancer patients with PROVENGE.

"We in The Network pride ourselves on being at the forefront of cutting-edge cancer treatments so our patients can get high-quality cancer care," said Amit Mehta, M.D., Medical Director of Research for Regional Cancer Care, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network. "Several exciting novel therapies have recently been approved for prostate cancer, and we are excited to be among the first sites in the nation to offer PROVENGE, giving patients complete prostate c
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