Bayer Shakes Up Prostate Cancer Market


In the following video Fool contributor Maxx Chatsko updates investors on yet another treatment set to enter the quickly growing prostate cancer market. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Xofigo, an advanced prostate cancer drug, from Bayer -- months before its PDUFA review -- for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer who have symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease.

This is amazing news for patients and yields more specific treatment for those affected by prostate cancer. It could go a long way in helping the approximately 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer that are diagnosed each year. The approval also shakes up the cancer drug market quite a bit. This is horrible news for ailing Provenge from Dendreon , but also poses significant competition to Zytiga from Johnson & Johnson and Xtandi by Medivation .

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