Interesting history and breakdown of Provenge..

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BobCape
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   Posted 11/29/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is an article about Provenge that might be of interest to some..
 

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/29/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
good article, thanks bob
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Gordy
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   Posted 11/29/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
As someone who has followed Provenge's progress for several years I think that is a very accurate and informative article. Thanks for sharing it with us.

There are just two minor points I'd like to make -- of the four members of the FDA panel who voted against the other thirteen as far as effectiveness goes, at least two had undisclosed financial interests in a competitor; and I believe the number of providers has been raised from the original fifty, since originally there was only one in New Jersey and as of several months ago three more were added, leading me to believe there were other additions throughout the country.
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