Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Biotechs With Prostate Cancer Treatments

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It announced on May 9, 2013, that Xtandi had generated sales of $75.4 million. This was substantial revenue, as this was an increase of $18 million over the previous quarter. Going forward, operating expenses are estimated to be around $300 million. The company is looking at expanding Xtandi to earlier prostate cancer treatments and other indications like breast cancer.

Final thoughts

I have to say that at least patients with prostate cancer have a wide variety of treatments. The more treatments there are, the better, and this sector is set to grow even more in the future to about $5 billion as mentioned above. Each company has its own methods in terms of what treatment can be provided and the efficacy of the drug.

Despite this, I think that these biotechs can continue to develop more treatments for prostate cancer patients, and investors can definitely invest in these biotechs for long-term gains.

Terry Chrisomalis has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Johnson & Johnson. The Motley Fool owns shares of Dendreon and Johnson & Johnson.

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