Dendreon is committed to supporting men with advanced prostate cancer.
Tell your doctor about any medical problems you have, including heart problems, lung problems, or if you have had a stroke. In addition, tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements.
Your immune cells are sent to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to be made into a dose of PROVENGE specifically for you.
There are potential risks associated with PROVENGE:
The most common side effects of PROVENGE prostate cancer treatment include:
PROVENGE infusion can cause serious reactions. Tell your doctor right away if:
These are not all the possible side effects of PROVENGE treatment. For more information, talk with your doctor. Please see Important Safety Information.
Talk to your urologist or oncologist about steps you can take to manage potential side effects.
Meanwhile, your immune system has been activated and has been shown to continue to seek out and attack prostate cancer after treatment has ended.
Note that changes in PSA levels are not an indication of how PROVENGE is working for you.
PSA is not a measurement of treatment efficacy. In the PROVENGE clinical trials, the main goal was not to lower PSA levels—it was to extend life.
PROVENGE helped certain men with advanced prostate cancer (mCRPC) live longer, even when their PSA did not decrease. You should share any concerns about your PSA levels with your urologist or oncologist.
It is important to keep all of your scheduled cell collection and infusion appointments and arrive prepared. Your dose of PROVENGE is custom made for you and has a short shelf life. If you miss an infusion appointment, your personal dose of PROVENGE will expire and can no longer be used. As a result, you would have to repeat the cell collection procedure so a new custom dose of PROVENGE could be manufactured.
Set appointment reminders for yourself on your calendar. You also can ask family or friends to mark your procedure dates on their calendars, so they can help remind you of appointments.
The first and only personalized immunotherapy for mCRPC.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in America. There are many ways to connect with the large community of men undergoing a similar journey to yours. Start the PROVENGE conversation by reviewing questions for your urologist or oncologist and explore available resources, from community support groups to financial assistance. Dendreon works with your doctor when financial assistance is needed.
PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat certain patients with advanced prostate cancer. PROVENGE is made from your own immune cells.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Access this brochure to learn about PROVENGE and how it may help certain men with advanced prostate cancer (mCRPC) live longer.