Ibandronate as a treatment for bone pain in men with metastatic prostate cancer

A new report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that a single intravenous injection of the drug ibandronate has a very similar ability to relieve prostate cancer-related bone pain as a single treatment with external beam radiation therapy. … READ MORE …

Final CHAARTED data now published in NEJM

The final results of the CHAARTED trial, recommending early treatment with the combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and chemotherapy, at least in men with extensive metastasis at diagnosis, have just been published this week by Sweeney et al. in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). … READ MORE …

Tokai initiates trial of galeterone in men with AR-V7-positive mCRPC

According to information released earlier today by Tokai Pharmaceuticals, the company has started to enroll patients with AR-V7-positive, metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) into a randomized Phase III clinical trial of treatment with galeterone. … READ MORE …

NICE rejects coverage of enzalutamide in men with chemo-naive mCRPC

According to a report on Yahoo!News, the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE) in the UK has issued draft guidance suggesting that enzalutamide is not sufficiently cost-effective for use in the treatment of men with chemotherapy-naive, metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

NICE recommends coverage of radium-223, but …

According to a recent report in Pharma Times, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK is recommending coverage of treatment with radium-223 dichoride (Xofigo) but has changed its mind about coverage of degarelix (Firmagon). … READ MORE …

International group creates better gene map for men with mCRPC

A new article in the journal Cell is being said to “clarify the genetic backgrounds of men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer” (mCRPC). It also suggests that most cases of prostate cancer are “sensitive to drugs already available or under development.” … READ MORE …

PSMA ADC in treatment of mCRPC post-chemo and post-abiraterone and/or enzalutamide

Data from an open-label Phase II trial of PSMA ADC — a fully human IgG1 antibody conjugated to monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) — suggests that this agent has activity in treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients who have already progressed on abiraterone acetate and/or enzalutamide. … READ MORE …

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