Sipuleucel-T: Harbinger of a new age of therapeutics for prostate cancer - Abstract

Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, 10 Center Drive, 8B09 MSC 1750, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Sipuleucel-T (Provenge(®)) is the first therapeutic cancer vaccine approved by the US FDA. The approval heralds the long-awaited promise of improved patient survival with minimal toxicity by therapies designed to generate an active, specific anticancer immune response. The development of this first-in-class agent as well as other therapeutic vaccines in clinical evaluation has also led to a better understanding of relevant patient populations and end points for clinical trials. This article discusses the development and approval of sipuleucel-T in the context of other approved therapies for prostate cancer, as well as controversies and novel paradigms brought about by this new agent.

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Madan RA, Gulley JL.   Are you the author?

Reference: Expert Rev Vaccines. 2011 Feb;10(2):141-50.
doi: 10.1586/erv.10.173

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21332262 Prostate Cancer Section

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