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...the first drug OK’d for nonmetastatic prostate cancer...

"...J&J spent $650 million in cash and offered another $350 million in milestones to bag Rich Heyman’s Aragon in 2013, just so it could have this drug.

Just days ago investigators spelled out some impressive data. Their pivotal trial hit a median MFS rate of 40.5 months vs 16.2 months in the placebo group. “Secondary endpoints (TTM, PFS, and SymProg) were all significantly improved.

On the other hand you have Pfizer, which posted an impressive 21.9-month improvement in metastasis-free survival for prostate cancer — 36.6 months vs 14.7 months [P < .0001] — for Xtandi as well as time to first use of new antineoplastic therapy (39.6 mo vs 17.7 mo [P < .0001]) and time to PSA progression (37.2 mo vs 3.9 mo).

J&J can now get a head start in the field, looking to score some blockbuster revenue...."

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