PARP inhibitor has positive outcomes in Phase III trial in selected men with mCRPC

According to a media release issued jointly yesterday by AstraZeneca and Merck, treatment with the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza) has demonstrated “positive results from the Phase III PROfound trial … in [a subset of] men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).” … READ MORE …

FDA approves darolutamide for treatment of nmCRPC

Bayer’s US pharmaceutical division has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved darolutamide — their formerly investigational androgen receptor inhibitor — for the treatment of men with non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC). … READ MORE …

ARCHES study data reported in JCO, and related issues

The initial data from the ARCHES study of standard ADT + enzalutamide versus standard ADT + a placebo in men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer were reported earlier this year at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. … READ MORE …

Early data from the LuPIN trial in men with mCRPC

A lot of people are hopeful that treatment with a new form of targeted nuclear radiation therapy — lutetium-177 PSMA 617 (177Lu PSMA) — will be able to significantly extend survival of men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) … READ MORE …

FDA “fast tracks” ARV-110 for the treatment of mCRPC

At the end of May, just prior to the annual meeting of ASCO, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted fast track designation to an investigational  agent called ARV-110 for treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … -READ MORE …

Enzalutamide extends OS compared to an standard antiandrogen in ENZAMET trial, but …

The randomized, double-blind, Phase III ENZAMET trial was designed to investigate whether the combination of enzalutamide + standard androgen suppression had superior outcomes than a non-steroidal antiandrogen + standard androgen suppression in men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). … READ MORE …

Full results of apalutamide in treatment of mHSPC

At the end of January, we had reported that the results of the TITAN trial — the Phase III trial of standard ADT + apalutamide (Erlead) or standard ADT + a placebo in men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) — were positive, and that they were going to be reported at a meeting later in the year. … READ MORE …

PD-1 and PD-L1 checkpoint inhibition in treatment of prostate cancer

We have noted several times in the past that, at least to date, compared to the results shown by the PD-1 and PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of cancers like lung cancer, kidney cancer, and melanoma, there has been little evidence of the value of these agents in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

ASCO releases abstracts ahead of annual meeting in Chicago

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has just released the abstracts of papers to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting in Chicago, starting on Friday, May 31. … READ MORE …

What did we learn at the AUA this year?

The annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) is one at which a great deal of information is exchanged, but a lot of that information is of limited utility to patients. … READ MORE …

J&J to seek approval of apalutamide in treatment of mCSPC

According to a media release issued yesterday by Johnson & Johnson, its Janssen Pharmaceuticals division has just submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the approval of apalutamide (Eleada) in the treatment of men with metastatic, castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). … READ MORE …

Ductal adenocarcimoma of the prostate is “rare” but aggressive

Pure ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate (dPC) is thought to be found in just 0.4 to 0.8 percent of men who get diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. … READ MORE …

Positive outcomes for apalutamide in the treatment of mHSPC

According to a media release issued late yesterday by Johnson & Johnson, the combination of apalutamide (Erleada) + androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has met the primary study endpoints in the so-called TITAN trial. … READ MORE …

Apalutamide (Erleada) approved in EU for treatment of nmCRPC

Yesterday, Janssen Pharmaceuticals announced the approval of apalutamide (Erleada) by the European Commission (EC) for the treatment of men with non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who are at high risk for development of metastatic disease. … READ MORE …

Germline BRCA2 mutations and management of mCRPC

A newly published paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has confirmed — based on a prospective study (as opposed to retrospective data) — that there is a strong risk association between a germline mutation of the BRCA2 gene and risk for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …