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Prostate Cancer Vaccine Now Available at The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

3 Aug

provenge at the oncology institute of hope and innovationWHITTIER, CA, July 16, 2011 – Provenge is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer (mCRPC). It is the first in a new class of autologous cellular immunotherapies and is designed to use a patient’s own antigen-presenting cells to stimulate an immune response against prostate cancer.

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is one of the few selected cancer centers in Southern California to offer Provenge. 

Candidates for Provenge therapy are mCRPC patients with rising PSA levels who are minimally symptomatic. They should have evidence of metastases to the bone or soft tissue on radiographic studies but no visceral metastasis (lung, liver or brain). Any radiation therapy or chemotherapy must have been completed at least three months prior to beginning treatment with Provenge. In addition, patients may not have had corticosteroids within the last twenty-eight days.

This announcement comes at an exciting time for the Institute as recent expansion has made its services more widely available to the Southern California cancer community.

“With over fifty active clinical trials there is a constant goal to bring the best possible patient care to every community that we serve. Between the trials, our amazing physicians and staff and access to cutting edge medicine like Provenge, we continue to do everything we can to serve our community to the best of our ability,” said Founder, Richy Agajanian.

About The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is a premier cancer treatment center in Los Angeles. Offering programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life, comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person’s unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families. Dedicated to excel in cancer prevention, diagnosis and education through our exceptional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has 8 Southern California locations in the cities of Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, Montebello Whittier, Anaheim, La Mirada and Glendale. For more information please visit www.theoncologyinstitute.com.

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