FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Drug
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Johann S. de Bono, MD, PhD, MSc, FRCP, of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, says in the company’s statement that the approval of the drug marks “an exciting time for men with prostate cancer.”
The drug’s approval also was praised in the company’s statement by Wendy L. Poage, MHA, president of the Colorado-based Prostate Conditions Education Council.
Prostate cancer forms in tissues of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system below the bladder, and usually occurs in older men, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI says 217,730 new cases of the disease were reported in 2010 and 32,050 men died of prostate cancer.