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Ozarelix Phase 2 Data in Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Presented at,Annual Meeting of American Urological Association

indications have recently been licensed to Nippon Kayaku, a key player in the Japanese oncology market.

Spectrum is developing ozarelix for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), hormone-dependent prostate cancer and other indications.

About Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Benign prostatic hypertrophy is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate frequently occurring in men over the age of 50. According to the National Institutes of Health, BPH affects more than 50% of men over the age of 60 and as many as 90% of men over the age of 70 and it is estimated that there are currently more than 28 million men suffering from BPH in the United States.

The IPSS (also known as AUA symptom index) is a standardized scoring system that evaluates the seven principal symptoms of BPH. The enlargement can result in the gradual squeezing of the urethra, resulting in increased frequency or difficulty in urinating. Treatment options for BPH include surgery and medications to reduce the amount of tissue and increase the flow of urine. Current treatment options have limited efficacy, leading to inadequate compliance. Medications currently available belong to two classes: alpha blockers (such as FLOMAX(R)[1], CARDURA(R)[2] and HYTRIN(R)[3]) which relax the muscles in the neck of the bladder and in the prostate, but have no direct effect on the prostate growth itself, and alpha reductase inhibitors (such as PROSCAR(R)[4] and AVODART(R)[5]), which can result in some reduction of the prostate size but have a very slow onset of action, and may be associated with impotence and decreased libido.

About Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals acquires, develops and commercializes a diversified portfolio of oncology drug candidates that meet critical health challenges for which there are few other treatment options. Spectrum's expertise lies in identifying undervalued drugs with demonstrated safety and efficacy, and adding value through further clin
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