Tag Archive: cancer vaccine

Mar 14 2011

2010 New Drug Approvals

The U.S. FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved 21 new products in 2010 – slightly less than the previous year’s 24 – plus 5 biologics approved by CBER. In light of the FDA’s continued focus on drug safety, I am not surprised that the number isn’t higher. A full list of approvals can be found here.

While the list isn’t long, a few new products stand out to me.

Feb 17 2011

New Book – Principles of Anticancer Drug Development

Recently, Humana Press/Springer published a new book, Principles of Anticancer Drug Development. Neil Clendeninn M.D., Ph.D., a Senior Clinical Research Physician for Cato Research, served as an editor for the book, which has been described as a practical guide to the design, conduction, analysis and reporting of clinical trials with anticancer drugs.

May 12 2010

Approval of Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines

Last month, Dendreon was granted approval for Provenge®, the first cell based cancer vaccine for treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer.  Provenge is the first cancer treatment that utilizes the strength of the patient’s own immune system to fight tumors.  This approval could mark the beginning of a …

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