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A prostate cancer vaccine, sipleucel-T immunotherapy, in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate
cancer, reduced the risk of death by 22 percent compared to placebo, and represented a 4.2 month improvement in median survival.

Kantoff P, Higano C, Shore N, Berger E, et al. Sipuleucel-T Immunotherapy for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. NEJM. 2010; 363: 411-22. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1001294

Reference

Title
Sipuleucel-T Immunotherapy for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Kantoff P, Higano C, Shore N, Berger E, et al.
Pages
411-22
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