Other items from the annual meeting of the AUA

A combination of travel and other commitments made it difficult for your sitemaster to complete his summaries of significant information presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), so here’s the final wrap-up. … READ MORE …

New STAMPEDE data support earlier CHAARTED trial results

So here’s the first important finding that will be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. Data from the UK’s STAMPEDE trial show a significant benefit from combining docetaxel-based chemotherapy with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in appropriately selected men. … READ MORE …

A genetic reason for cognitive impairment among men on ADT?

In a paper just published on line, we finally have some sound, prospective, comparative data confirming that androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with significant risk for effects on mental cognition among men with prostate cancer when used for 6 months or longer. … READ MORE …

Statin therapy appears to extend progression-free survival for men on ADT

A combination of two studies by a group of researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston has provided some further evidence of the potential benefits of statin therapy for men being treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) … but the evidence is preliminary and needs validation. … READ MORE …

Does sequencing of therapy affect outcomes of treatment with sipuleucel-T + ADT in high-risk disease?

We still have very little knowledge about whether early prostate cancer immunotherapy with sipuleucel-T (Provenge) or other forms of immunotherapy might be beneficial in the management of patients with high-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Intermittent vs. continuous ADT: the results of the ICELAND trial

The results of early, large, randomized trials of intermittent (IADT) vs. continuous androgen deprivation therapy (CADT) have provided conflicting results. However, one of the flaws in early trials was the failure to ensure that men enrolled into these trials all actually had an optimal initial response to androgen deprivation (ADT). … READ MORE …

The EMBARK trial in men with progressive but non-metastatic prostate cancer

We apparently managed to miss providing readers with information about initiation of what may be a game-changing, randomized, Phase III, trial in the treatment of progressive prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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