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Early Nod for Abiraterone, No Threat to Dendreon's Provenge

By Jennifer Boggs

Friday, April 29, 2011
Almost exactly a year after Dendreon Corp. set the prostate cancer space abuzz with the approval of immunotherapy Provenge (sipuleucel-T), Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. scored another win with an FDA nod for abiraterone, an oral androgen biosynthesis inhibitor, roughly two months ahead of schedule.

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