Phase III trial of olaparib in first-line treatment of mCRPC

Unfortunately we don’t always hear about some interesting clinical trials as early as we would like to. The following is a case in point. … READ MORE …

Cardiovascular history, abiraterone acetate, and 6-month mortality rates

In a not entirely surprising set of findings, data from a relatively large registry study — to be presented at an upcoming meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) — suggest that treatment with abiraterone acetate raises risk for cardiovascular-related mortality among prostate cancer patients with known cardiovascular risk factors. … READ MORE …

Court invalidates patent on J&J’s Zytiga, but …

Here in the US, according to news reports issued late on Friday, a federal court in New Jersey invalidated the last remaining patent held by Johnson & Johnson on their formulation of abiraterone acetate, known as Zytiga, and used in the treatment of castration-resistant forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Using low-dose abiraterone acetate with food (or a standard dose with no food)

We have known for some time that abiraterone acetate 250 mg, when given with food, appears to have activity that may — in at least some patients — be comparable to the activity of abiraterone acetate 1,000 mg given without food. … READ MORE …

Xofigo (radium-223 acetate) should NOT be used in combination with abiraterone acetate

In December last year we noted an announcement by Bayer that the company was unblinding data from an ongoing clinical trial because of a potential safety issue when radium-223 (Xofigo) was given in combination with abiraterone acetate + prednisone. … READ MORE …

Results of PLATO trial published in JCO

The results of the PLATO trial have just been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). … READ MORE …

FDA approves new form of abiraterone acetate for treatment of prostate cancer

On May 23, the US Food and Drug Administration apparently approved a new formulation of abiraterone acetate, known as Yonsa®, for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …