Evolutions in the treatment of nmCRPC — redux

So at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco today we were presented with full reports on the SPARTAN trial and the PROSPER trial by Drs. Eric Small and Maha Hussain, respectively. … READ MORE …

Evolutions in the treatment of nmCRPC

So we now have news reports and abstracts telling us what the top-line results of the SPARTAN trial and the PROSPER trial are in the treatment of men with non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC). … READ MORE …

What to do first for men with mCRPC

The currently “great unanswered” question in the management of advanced prostate cancer is the order of agents to be used in the treatment of men who are receiving first-line therapy for metastatic prostate cancer after it becomes castration-resistant. … READ MORE …

BAT + enzalutamide: data from the RESTORE study

Just over a year ago we wrote up a commentary on this web site entitled, “Can bipolar cycling of testosterone really cure prostate cancer?” It dealt with what is known as “bipolar androgen therapy” or BAT and referred to a Phase II clinical trial known as the RESTORE study. … READ MORE …

FDA gives priority review status to NDA for apalutamide

Apparently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will give a priority review to apalutamide (formerly known as ARN-509), based on data from the Phase III SPARTAN  trial in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC). … READ MORE …

Abiraterone acetate vs. enzalutamide: a head-to-head study in men with CRPC

Apparently a group of Japanese researchers determined a while ago that we need to know whether abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) or enzalutamide (Xtandi) is the better drug for first-line treatment of chemotherapy-naive patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) — whether it is metastatic or non-metastatic in type. … READ MORE …

Does Lu-177-PSMA-617 increase survival?

We have enthusiastically reported the encouraging outcomes of the early clinical trials of the radiopharmaceutical Lu-177-PSMA, most recently at this link. Based on reduction in PSA levels, it performs well. But medicines have no real benefit if all they do is treat PSA. We want medicines that increase survival. … READ MORE …