Results of Prostvac PROSPECT trial scheduled for later in 2017

According to Barvarian Nordic, the key results of the Phase III clinical trial of the immunologic agent Prostvac (rilimogene galvacirepvec/rilimogene glafolivec, or “rilimogene”) in treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) are now expected in the second half of 2017. … READ MORE …

Data from the Phase III clinical trial of ipilimumab

Just over 3 years ago, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that treatment with ipilimumab (Yervoy) had failed to show a survival benefit in the treatment of men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). For readers who may be interested, the data from this trial have finally been reported by Beer et al. in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Non-rising PSA but radiographic progression in men on treatment with enzalutamide

A recent presentation at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, has suggested that some men on treatment with enzalutamide (Xtandi) may have radiographic progression of their cancer even though there is no increase in their PSA levels. … READ MORE …

Combination therapy with radium-223 and abiraterone acetate in mCRPC

We understand from the manufacturers that the so-called ERA-223 trial — a randomized, double-blind, multi-center, Phase III trial of radium-223 acetate (Xofigo) + abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) + prednisone compared to a placebo + abiraterone acetate + prednisone — is now fully enrolled. … READ MORE …

Is a possible benefit from longer-term docetaxel-based chemotherapy real?

A new paper in JAMA Oncology has suggested that longer docetaxel-based chemotherapy may be associated with longer survival for at least some men being treated for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

Custirsen shows no benefit in combination with cabazitaxel in mCRPC

Early this morning, OncoGenex announced the result of final analysis of data from the Phase III AFFINITY trial of custirsen + cabazitaxel + prednisone in men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who had progressed after docetaxel chemotherapy. … READ MORE …

Living with very advanced forms of prostate cancer

A new article in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer makes the point that informational needs and resources for men dealing with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer continue to be relatively poor — a fact that we would not disagree with. … READ MORE …