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  • Dendreon's Provenge: Interview With Head, Large Urology Group Practice [View article]
    Thanks Ted...I appreciate the time that you have taken to answer all of our questions regarding Provenge treatment. I hope Dendreon appreciates your efforts as well.

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    Mar 12 10:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon's Provenge: Interview With Head, Large Urology Group Practice [View article]
    Ted...can you answer the following questions and provide info based on the following article.

    Personally, I do not believe the hype surrounding Zytiga and MDV3100. I believe that Johnson & Johnson and Medivation want the medical community to stall and/or forego Provenge treatment before Provenge becomes the treatment of choice for Prostate Cancer. When it comes to money, companies will do anything even at the expense of patients' lives.

    Q: What is the cost of Zytiga's treatment, dosage and time frame?
    Q: What are the side effects of Zytiga?
    Q: What is the population of those treated with Zytiga (nationality of patients and stage of progression)?
    Q: As reported, "Zytiga works by cutting production of testosterone, a hormone that can aid cancer cell growth." Why are the words CAN AID used. Either testosterone aids or does not aid cancer cell growth. Which is it?

    Johnson and Johnson Announces Progress On Cancer Drug
    By Eric McWhinnie (March 09 2012)

    "On Thursday, shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:http://bit.ly/rBHqle) popped nearly 1 percent after saying its prostate cancer pill Zytiga delayed the progression of cancer in patients who had not previously undergone chemotherapy. Patients who were treated with Zytiga and a steroid had a longer time to death or disease progression than patients treated with a placebo and the steroid.

    Zytiga works by cutting production of testosterone, a hormone that can aid cancer cell growth. Johnson & Johnson tested the new drug in a trial of almost 1,100 men with prostate cancer, comparing it with prednisone and a placebo. Although the company did not release specific survival data, spokeswoman Kellie McLaughlin said the difference was statistically significant, while the difference in overall survival constituted a “strong trend.” Johnson & Johnson plans to file for a broader marketing approval of Zytiga in the United States and other markets in the second half of this year.

    After the news, shares of Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:http://bit.ly/zicQfg) surged more than 14 percent. The San Francisco company has developed a similar prostate cancer drug with Astellas Pharma Inc. called MDV3100. However, Dendreon Corp. (NASDAQ:http://bit.ly/ySVxZX) shares fell almost 7 percent on Thursday. The company makes the prostate cancer drug Provenge, which was approved in April 2010. ISI Group analyst Mark Schoenebaum explained the early Zytiga results raise the possibility that doctors will try Zytiga instead of Provenge, causing lower Provenge sales in the future than previously estimated.

    According to Larry Beigelsen, an analyst at Wells Fargo (NYSE:http://bit.ly/AFoBq4), his current estimate of $914 million in Zytiga sales for next year could be on the conservative end after the positive news. Johnson & Johnson shares are down about 1 percent year-to-date, but have gained 28 percent over the past three years and currently pay a dividend north of 3 percent.

    To contact the reporter on this story: Eric McWhinnie at staff.writers@wallstch...
    To contact the editor responsible for this story: Damien Hoffman at editors@wallstcheatshe...


    Thanks Ted.
    Mar 11 05:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon (DNDN): Q4 GAAP EPS of $0.26, non-GAAP EPS of $0.45, vs. consensus estimate of -$0.23. Revenue of $202.1M (+208% Y/Y) beats by $81M. Shares +2.9% premarket. (PR)  [View news story]
    Thanks for your viewpoint...but Dendreon still made $77 million and had a positive EPS for the quarter...and not a loss as anticipated.

    Did you read Theodore Cohen's interview with Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, Chairman and CEO, Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC, or IMP posted on March 7, 2012. My take on Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor's comments - VERY POSITIVE.

    Drugs are very dangerous and the long term effects are very destructive to the human body...I know individuals who have beaten the cancer with drugs and radiation and are paying the price 30 years later with the detrimental effects.

    Provenge provide a safe way to beat the cancer.
    Mar 8 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix Continues Rise After Horrific Mismanagement [View article]
    Reed Hastings is way over his head...he is buying programs that TV viewers will end up watching for lack of quality movies...the vultures are circling.
    Mar 8 07:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ +1.3%) Zytiga success: The company expects to file for FDA approval in the second half of 2012 for the prostate cancer treatment. Shares of rival Dendreon (DNDN -16.3%) react negatively to the development, while Medivation (MDVN +9.2%) soars because it's developing a prostate cancer drug that is a close version of Zytiga. [View news story]
    9:57 AM Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Zytiga success: The company expects to file for FDA approval in the second half of 2012 for the prostate cancer treatment. Shares of rival Dendreon (DNDN) react negatively to the development, while Medivation (MDVN +9.2%) soars because it's developing a prostate cancer drug that is a close version of Zytiga.

    Now you would think just the opposite: i.e., that Medivation (MDVN) would crash snce medivation is developing a similar drug. And there is the fact that different drugs are used to treat different aspects and progression stages of prostate cancer. I think that the DNDN shorts are behind the negativism....
    Mar 8 07:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon's Provenge: Interview With Head, Large Urology Group Practice [View article]
    Again...thank you Ted for a well received interview.

    And again I would like to stress to readers to consider Provenge as a first choice treatment option if a candidate is qualified under the label...I hope that the label use will be extended in the future to offer patients a greater opportunity for survival.

    I believe in the Provenge treatment and hope that Dendreon can get its act together. If Provenge had been FDA approved initially, Dendreon would be well ahead and Provenge will have proven itself in the medical community.
    Mar 8 06:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Remain Positive On Dendreon [View article]
    Thank you Mr. McBride for answering my question.

    Here is a natural treatment process with minimal to no side effects and yet doctors are unwilling to put themselves out for the benefit of the patient. Shame on these doctors.

    How many of us watch medical commercials touting a drug only to forewarned of the detrimental side effects...some effects may even lead to death! Obviously such drugs are potentially dangerous and some of the recommended drugs just stay the cancer for a time...if the body's immune system is triggered to function as it should, then the body will be cancer free. Treatment with Provenge is certainly a better choice.
    Mar 6 08:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadcom (BRCM -2.5%) sells off after Nomura's Romit Shah claims the chipmaker, which has a leading position in the market for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS "combo chips," has lost share at HTC. Shah notes that of the 4 HTC models introduced last week, only 1 contained a Broadcom chip - the others relied on TXN and QCOM chips. Shah adds Qualcomm has a leg up on other ARM (ARMH) processor vendors in developing chips for Windows 8.  [View news story]
    I am tired of these analyst pretenders sabotaging stocks for monetary gains...so tell me Nomura's Romit Shad, how many other phones and tablets have you taken apart to assess Broadcom's presence or not and thereby blindly imply market share loss by Broadcom?
    And Romit Shad have you contacted Broadcom so that Broadcom could comment on your findings and assumptions?

    I thought not...ass u me...and to think that Romit Shad gets paid for his claims.
    Mar 5 09:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Remain Positive On Dendreon [View article]
    My question is this: Why can’t doctors and patients complete Provenge treatment forms and then submit to Dendreon upon request for Provenge. Then Dendreon would complete the forms and submit to insurers and Medicare for payment. This process would certainly expedite the payment process by eliminating the reimbursement delay currently facing doctors and would increase the number of patients who would avail themselves of Provenge treatment.

    Why is management dragging their feet in trying to propose and offer alternatives to the concerns of the doctors? Why is management only concerned with enhancing their wealth with stock options and compensation of stock shares?

    All of you who visit this comment site, please go to Dendreon’s web site and call Dendreon; request to talk to CEO Johnson and Dr. Gold…let them know that they are not managing Dendreon to ensure Dendreon’s viability and preserve/enhance shareholder value?

    And another point: How many of us received any annual reports and voting material for Board of Directors?

    Whatever happened to those attorneys who said they were going to file suits against Dendreon for management’s misleading and misguiding investors?
    Mar 4 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Remain Positive On Dendreon [View article]
    I agree...an excellent assessment of Dendreon...and I also agree with your view regarding management's failure to recognize the importance of not being over zealous in either direction. Mr. Johnson should know better. Unfortunately, it is not the product holding back the growth of this company...it is management's failure to promote the survival and quality of life issues. We need more surviving patients to come forward and endorse Provenge.

    And quite frankly, I am tired of analysts' negative comments when they know so little about the immotherapy mechanism. As a retired immunologist, I believe that Provenge should be administered prior to any chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment because such treatments only weaken the immune system.

    And to go one step further, Dendreon should offer a discount for a certain period to attract greater patient participation and then Provenge's life saving benefits would increase sales going forward.
    Mar 2 01:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon (DNDN): Q4 GAAP EPS of $0.26, non-GAAP EPS of $0.45, vs. consensus estimate of -$0.23. Revenue of $202.1M (+208% Y/Y) beats by $81M. Shares +2.9% premarket. (PR)  [View news story]
    I do not see a loss...can you explain. Thanks.
    Mar 2 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Conference Call [View article]
    Prior to Provenge's FDA approval, I watched "Fast Money" and a guest analyst promoted Dendreon and said that, once Provenge is approved, Dendreon would go to $60. I thought that the analyst failed to do a due diligent analysis...the cost of treatment of $93,000 was very costly, beyond the reach of many patients, and insurance companies and Medicare had yet approved reimbursement or how much of the cost would be covered. And then there was the treatment process logistics. Can it be that the analysts was trying to promote the stock to make money for company clients?

    The banking and brokerage analysts are destroying the market with their stupid recommendations that are self-fulfilling and are always off the mark with predicting earnings.
    Mar 2 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon's Woes Mask The Exciting Opportunities In Immunotherapy Companies [View article]
    GSL...I too thought the news would be good when Dendreon announced the time change from "after market" to "premarket/market."

    Management would have to be totally ignorant not to have realized this. Mr. Johnson is not showing professional leadership. And then there is the issue of over predicting to under-predicting to protect against investors' filing suit for misguidance. A safe guidance like "we anticipate continued growth" would have sufficed rather than an in depth analysis of unpredictability.

    Did any one pay attention to Medivation's conferance call? Medivation lost money and without partnershp financing, Medivation would be in the red big time. Medivation failed to give a dated timeline for FDA submission and no mention of pricing. Then there are the detrimental side effects, Medivation stock is overpriced and will fall in the coming months when earnings are not realized.
    Mar 2 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon's Woes Mask The Exciting Opportunities In Immunotherapy Companies [View article]
    GoWest...That is wonderful news. This information should be published by Dendreon...as a former research immunologist, I believe that Provenge should be given prior to chemo and radiation (as both weaken the immune system) and given as a booster 6 months/1 yr later. What were side effects if any?

    Wish you both continued wellness.
    Mar 2 08:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dendreon's Woes Mask The Exciting Opportunities In Immunotherapy Companies [View article]
    Dendreon's management misguided the investing community and greed ruled Gold's judgement. Dr. Gold is a millionaire while investors have lost millions.

    The high cost of treatment is negating the positive effects of Provenge...Dendreon should offer discounts to attract patients...once Provenge has proven to extend life beyond the median, then sales will be in great demand. This decision must be made immediately or Dendreon will not recover from loss of potential sales.

    Rather than CEO Johnson hiring his cronies at inflated salaries that burden expenses, forgo these hire and offer a better cost structure to patients.

    Shame on Dendreon management for not doing right for patients and investors.
    Mar 1 08:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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