Pfizer and Astellas announced positive topline Phase III results Thursday for Xtandi plus leuprolide in non-metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer.
A group of 25 senators, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), requested that HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra exercise march-in rights for Xtandi, a prostate cancer therapeutic. March-in rights give the government the right to take a license for itself if it helped to fund the product owner’s research.
The drug was being tested in combination with androgen deprivation therapy and Xtandi, made by Pfizer Inc and Astellas Pharma Inc., in patients with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
The pharmaceutical giant, still riding high on the sales of Comirnaty and Paxlovid, is looking to a future of innovative oncology drugs and vaccines based on mRNA technology.
Early data from the Phase III TALAPRO-2 study showed Talzenna (talazoparib), Pfizer’s oral PARP inhibitor, met its primary endpoint in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients, the company announced Tuesday.