SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) today announced that data from an ongoing Phase 1-2 clinical trial of its novel androgen receptor antagonist, MDV3100, will be presented in an oral presentation at the 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Dr. Scher's presentation will include data appearing in the abstract posted today on the ASCO website, as well as additional study data not reflected in the abstract.
Medivation's ongoing Phase 1-2 trial of MDV3100 is an open-label dose-escalation study enrolling prostate cancer patients who have failed standard hormonal therapies. The study endpoints include safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, effects on serum PSA levels and disease progression. Medivation expects to complete the study and report final top-line results in 2008.
About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer, other than skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. More than 1 million men in the United States have prostate cancer. An estimated 186,320 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2008, and approximately 28,660 men are expected to die this year from the disease(1). Patients with castration-resistant (also known as hormone-refractory) prostate cancer have few treatment options and a poor prognosis.
Medivation, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the rapid development of novel small molecule drugs to treat serious diseases of the central nervous system and cancers for which there are limited treatment options. Medivation aims to revolutionize the treatment of these diseases and offer hope to critically ill patients and their caregivers. The Company's current clinical development program includes a pivotal and confirmatory Phase 3 trial of Dimebon(TM) in Alzheimer's disease, a Phase 2 clinical trial of Dimebon in patients with mild-to-moderate Huntington's disease, and a Phase 1-2 clinical trial of MDV3100 in patients with castration-resistant (also known as hormone-refractory) prostate cancer. For more information, please visit us at http://www.medivation.com.
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(1) American Cancer Society Web Site; Overview: Prostate Cancer
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