A rise in the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013

A newly published article in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases suggests that there has been a relative 72 percent rise in the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013 — mostly among men of 55 to 69 years of age. … READ MORE …

Results we already knew about for cabozantinib in mCRPC

Back in September 2014, Exelixis had announced (and we had reported) the failure of the COMET-1 trial to show a meaningful survival benefit for treatment with cabozantinib in men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

Personalized medicine is coming to life in management of advanced prostate cancer

A new study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine is suggesting that every man with metastatic prostate cancer (regardless of his age or family history) should be tested for certain particular inherited mutations. … READ MORE …

Is prostate-specific radiation still of any value in men diagnosed with distant metastases? Redux

Sometimes called “cytoreductive treatment” or “debulking,” removal of the primary cancer has been used effectively in other cancers, using either radiation or surgery to increase cancer-specific survival time. … READ MORE …

Abiraterone + veliparib in treatment of men with mCRPC

Another important set of data that came out of the ASCO session that your sitemaster was unable to attend were the data presented by Dr. Maha Hussain on the use of the PARP inhibitor veliparib.

Ipataserib + abiraterone in the treatment of post-chemo mCRPC

One of the more provocative papers to be presented this year at the annual meeting of  the American Society of Clinical Oncology is by De Bono et al. from a large, randomized Phase II trial of a drug called GDC-0068 or ipataserib. … READ MORE …

Individualizing precision therapy for advanced prostate cancer

There’s a very interesting article this week on the Hutch News pages of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (in Seattle, WA). It addresses the degree to which metastatic prostate cancer may be “tailor-made” for individualized, precision cancer therapy. … READ MORE …

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