Today, September 13, 2017, Emily Leonard, a US Navy veteran and UC San Diego alumna, spoke on behalf of UACT and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines before the University of California Board of Regents.  Ms. Leonard delivered a copy of the letter sent to the Regents on May 24, 2017 asking the University of California to drop its pursuit of a patent on the prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (sold by Astellas as Xtandi) in India. The Board of Regents has yet to reply to the May 24, 2017 letter, or a follow-up letter sent on August 9, 2017 to Regents member Sherry Lansing. You canRead More →

On May 24, 2017, the Union for Affordable Cancer treatment and 56 civil society organizations and academic experts called Janet Napolitano, the President of the University of California, and the Board of Regents, “withdraw your efforts to obtain a patent on the prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (brand name Xtandi) in India.”  A PDF copy of the letter is available here: UACT-U-Cal-Xtandi-Patent-India-2017May24 The text of the letter is as follows: Janet Napolitano, University of California, Office of the President, 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607 via email: president@ucop.edu Board of Regents of the University of California, Office of the Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Regents, 1111 Franklin St., 12th floor, Oakland, CA 94607, via email:Read More →