Ferring Pharmaceuticals Data Suggest Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events or Deaths in Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Degarelix Compared to LHRH Agonists

Published: Mar 18, 2013

SAINT-PREX, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Data presented today at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2013 annual meeting in Milan, indicate that the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist degarelix (brand name: FIRMAGON®) may be associated with lower risk of a cardiovascular (CV) event or death compared to commonly prescribed luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists.1 These data are based on a pooled analysis of 2,328 men with prostate cancer from six prospective, randomised trials. Analysis of the data also revealed that the men in the studies treated with FIRMAGON had significantly higher overall survival and improved disease control as evidenced by fewer fractures and a lower incidence of renal or urinary tract adverse events compared to men treated with LHRH agonists.2

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