PROVENGE and Prostate Cancer
If you have a certain type of prostate cancer, you may benefit from PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T). This type of treatment involves using your own immune cells, which are mixed with a certain protein to activate them to attack prostate cancer cells.
PROVENGE is specifically designed for treating prostate cancer that has metastasized (spread to other areas of the body) and does not respond adequately to hormone treatment. This medicine is only approved for use in men who are not experiencing any symptoms or who have only minimal prostate cancer symptoms.
(For more information on using this drug for treating prostate cancer, click PROVENGE Uses. This full-length article takes a closer look at how it works and discusses whether there are unapproved uses for it.)