The APCCC in Basel, Switzerland: Day 2

The second day of the APCCC here in Basel ran for 10 hours and encompassed a total of six sessions, as follows: … READ MORE …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The treatment of mCRPC with a combination of docetaxel + enzalutamide

We know that both abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and enzalutamide (Xtandi) can be used to extend the survival of men with mCRPC who have already been treated with docetaxel + prednisone. However, … READ MORE …

Darolutamide (ODM-201) in the treatment of nmCRPC

Also on Thursday in San Francisco, Dr. Karim Fizazi presented the initial results from the ARAMIS trial of darolutamide (formerly known as ODM-201) in the treatment of men with non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC). … 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 …

Race and survival of men after docetaxel-based treatment for mCRPC

A new paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has just reported that the overall survival (OS) of black and white men diagnosed with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) seems to be near to identical after treatment with docetaxel or a docetaxel-containing regimen. … READ MORE …

Survival of men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer

There has been regular discussion here and elsewhere about the degree to which new forms of therapy have impacted patient survival since the original approval of docetaxel for treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant  prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

Is there a subset of CRPC patients who may respond well to checkpoint inhibition?

A paper in the journal Oncotarget has suggested that patients who have progressed on treatment with enzalutamide (Xtandi) may be good candidates for treatment with one of the checkpoint inhibitors like pembrolizumab (Keytruda), nivolumab (Opdivo), or even ipilimumab (Yervoy). … READ MORE …

Lutetium-177 PSMA-617 in Phase III (VISION) trial for treatment of mCRPC

We have just been appraised of a randomized, double-blind, multi-center, Phase III clinical trial of the targeted, radiolabeled agent 177Lu-PSMA-617 (a form of “radioligand” therapy) in the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

ODM-201 meets Phase III goal in treatment of nmCRPC

Like other, similar drugs before it, ODM-201 — now properly known by the generic name darolutamide — has apparently hit the primary goal of metastasis-free survival in the Phase III ARAMIS trial, as announced yesterday by Bayer and Orion. … READ MORE …

I-131-MIP-1095 to enter randomized, Phase II clinical trial

As we reported last year, a new radiopharmaceutical has entered the pack. … READ MORE …