Tag Archive: tumors

Sep 19 2011

FDA Reorganizes Oncology and Hematology Divisions

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Victor Frankl The FDA recently announced that it is reorganizing three divisions (Hematology Products, Drug Oncology Products, and Biologic Oncology Products) from the Office of Oncology Drug Products into a new office: The Office of Hematology and Oncology Products …

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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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