Class/mechanism: Autologous cellular immunotherapy, with each dose containing a minimum of 50 million autologous CD54+ cells activated with PAP-GM-CSF. Autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells, which include antigen presenting cells (APCs), are obtained via leukapheresis. They are then activated in vitro with prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP), an antigen expressed in prostate cancer tissue, linked to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and reinfused into the patient. The reinfused cells are then hypothesized to mediate immune reactions against prostate cancer cells.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
- Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) package insert
- Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) patient drug information (Chemocare)
- Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in FDA indication
- 4/29/2010: Initial FDA approval "for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate-resistant (hormone-refractory) prostate cancer."
Also known as
- Code name: APC8015
- Brand name: Provenge