Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fauquier Hospital First in the Area to Offer New Prostate Cancer Treatment

Dr. Syed Salman Ali, M.D., is enthusiastic about a new prostate cancer treatment available to patients at Fauquier Hospital’s Infusion Center.

Provenge, which uses the patient’s own specially processed blood cells, was approved by the FDA in 2010, and is available at only a few facilities in Virginia. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this treatment for advanced prostate cancer. The studies that have been completed thus far indicate that this treatment is allowing advanced cancer patients to live longer.”

Dr. Ali is very optimistic about Provenge’s efficacy. “This treatment may be able to make a serious dent in prostate cancer, allowing patients to live longer and enjoy a better quality of life.”

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