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December 10, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a cancer drug made by Johnson & Johnson, the agency said Monday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a cancer drug made by Johnson & Johnson, the agency said Monday.

The FDA announced the approval of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate), made by J&J subsidiary Janssen Biotech, for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, for use prior to receiving chemotherapy. The drug was already approved for castration-resistant prostate cancer in men who had already undergone chemotherapy treatment.

September 27, 2010

Pfizer has halted a late-stage trial of a drug therapy in men with prostate cancer,...

NEW YORK Pfizer has halted a late-stage trial of a drug therapy in men with prostate cancer, the drug maker said.

Pfizer announced the discontinuation of “SUN 1120,” a phase-3 trial of Sutent (sunitinib malate) combined with the generic drug prednisone in men with advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer that had progressed despite chemotherapy. An analysis of data from the trial found that the men were not more likely to improve overall survival when taking the two drugs together than when they took prednisone alone.