Astellas’ Xtandi approved in EU for prostate cancer

25 06 2013

New Drug Approvals

enzalutamide

XTANDI

Regulators in European have given the green light to Astellas Pharma and Medivation’s oral prostate cancer drug Xtandi.

Specifically, the European Commission has approved Xtandi (enzalutamide) capsules for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer whose disease has progressed on or after docetaxel therapy. The thumbs-up comes a couple of months after the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Human Medicinal Productsissued a positive recommendation on the treatment….. READ ALL AT

http://www.pharmatimes.com/Article/13-06-24/Astellas_Xtandi_approved_in_EU_for_prostate_cancer.aspx

Enzalutamide (marketed as Xtandi and formerly known as MDV3100) is an androgen receptor antagonist drug developed by the pharmaceutical company Medivation for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Medivation has reported up to an 89% decrease in prostate specific antigen serum levels after a month of taking the medicine. Early preclinical studies also suggest that enzalutamide inhibits breast cancer cell growth. In August of 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved enzalutamide for the…

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