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Dendreon responds to CMS Provenge analysis

August 3, 2010 11:39 PM UTC

Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:DNDN) disclosed in its 2Q10 financial results that it asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reconsider whether a National Coverage Analysis is necessary for the use of Provenge sipuleucel-T to treat metastatic, castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Dendreon said there is "overwhelming clinical evidence showing a significant improvement in overall survival in this patient population." FDA approved the autologous cellular immunotherapy in April. CMS expects to complete its analysis by June 30, 2011. ...