Our flagship product, PROVENGE, is a unique kind of cancer immunotherapy.Watch this video to learn how it works.
PROVENGE reprograms the body’s own immune cells to detect and attack cancer cells, with little impact to healthy tissue or cells.
Additionally, PROVENGE may enable the immune system to fight prostate cancer cells as they change. This is because cancer cells that have been destroyed release identifying information into the bloodstream, which the immune system is trained to recognize and attack, should prostate cancer cells reappear.
In both clinical and real-world settings, PROVENGE has been proven to increase overall survival.
PROVENGE has been available in the United States since 2010. It is the first and only FDA-approved immunotherapy for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer made from a patient’s own immune cells.
This groundbreaking treatment has been prescribed to nearly 40,000 men with advanced prostate cancer, helping many live longer.
Dendreon aims to stay at the forefront of development, manufacturing, and commercialization of immunotherapies that harness the power of the body’s immune system to help extend patients’ lives.
In an effort to help even more patients with prostate cancer, we continue to investigate the potential of PROVENGE (sipuleucel-T). For more information, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
The life-saving effects of immunotherapy treatment with sipuleucel-T have been proven in some men with advanced prostate cancer (also referred to as metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer or mCRPC), and research suggests that this cutting-edge therapy may also benefit men with lower risk prostate cancer who are on active surveillance (AS).
Nearly 175,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.[i] Of these, about 30 to 40% with a lower risk of prostate cancer will opt for AS[ii]. A new study will evaluate the effectiveness of sipuleucel-T in reducing disease progression in men who are candidates for AS and looking for a proactive alternative to surgery or radiation.
AS has grown in popularity as a treatment option for men with lower risk prostate cancer and includes regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and tumor biopsies (every 1-2 years) to ensure the cancer is not growing or spreading. Choosing AS may allow some men to delay – or even avoid – surgery and radiation, which often result in life-altering side effects.[iii]
Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of immunotherapy (sipuleucel-T) in reducing disease progression in men with lower risk prostate cancer on AS.
The investigational ProVent study will enroll 450 men in the U.S. age 18 or older diagnosed with lower risk prostate cancer within 12 months of enrollment.
Study participants will be randomized 2:1. This means that for every 2 participants that receive sipuleucel-T, 1 will receive the standard treatment protocol for AS.
Sipuleucel-T uses a patient’s own cells trained to stimulate the body’s immune system to target and attack the prostate cancer cells.
For more information, please visit www.ClinicalTrials.gov or call (800) 772-3125. When prompted, please enter study code number: 170101 (do not hit the #, hash or number key). You may experience a brief silence until an available agent answers. In the event an agent is not readily available, you will be directed to a voicemail box.
PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat certain patients with advanced prostate cancer. PROVENGE is made from your own immune cells.
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