New trial (S1802) for treatment of men with newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer

Earlier this month we had mentioned hearing about a new trial to explore whether local ablation of the primary tumor could improve the outcomes of men initially diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Does local treatment at time of diagnosis improve outcomes for men initially diagnosed with metastatic disease?

Over the years, a good deal of data has been accumulated suggesting that local treatment (ablation) of the primary tumor may have benefit in the long-term outcomes of men with metastatic prostate cancer at time of initial diagnosis. … READ MORE …

The potential for use of enzalutamide in HSPC: an update

We note that Pfizer and Astellas have recently modified the protocols for two large, international, randomized, Phase III clinical trials to see if they can get earlier results that might affect the potential for use of enzalutamide (Xtandi) in some groups of men with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (HSPC). … READ MORE …

When is a metastasis really metastatic today?

There is an interesting editorial commentary by Dr. Daniel George that was published just over a week ago on the UroToday web site. … READ MORE …

A rare case of cutaneous, metastatic prostate cancer

Last week we learned of a distinctly unusual case of advanced prostate cancer, and the patient has given us his permission to provide our readers with some specific information about his case. … READ MORE …

Prediction of potentially lethal forms of prostate cancer

An international, multi-institutional group of researchers appears to have been able to validate a new way to predict risk for aggressive forms of localized prostate cancer that have a high probability for progression to metastatic disease and prostate cancer-specific mortality. … 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 …

What’s the “best” form of first-line treatment for mHSPC today?

A new paper in the Annals of Oncology has addressed the critical question regarding what might be “the best” way we currently have to start treatment for a man newly diagnosed with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). … READ MORE …

ASCO issues new guidelines on treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

New guidelines on the management of metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer have just been released by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), based primarily on data from the CHAARTED, STAMPEDE, and LATITUDE trial data. … READ MORE …

The Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project: listen to the program

Yesterday evening we were pleased to be able to collaborate with CureTalks to host a conversation with Dr. Eli Van Allen — the principal investigator for the Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project — to “spread the word” about this initiative. … READ MORE …

CureTalk with Dr. Eli Van Allen on the “Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project”

On Wednesday, February 21, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific), we will be collaborating with CureTalks to present the next CureTalk on prostate cancer. It will address the recently launched “Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project”. … READ MORE …

Major new review article on management of metastatic prostate cancer

A major new review article on the management of metastatic prostate cancer has been published this morning in the New England Journal of Medicine and the full text of this article is currently available on line. … 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 …

Long-term follow-up data from the CHAARTED trial

At the time of the original presentation of data from the CHAARTED trial, the median follow-up for patients enrolled in this trial was 28.9 months. We now have data from the same 790 patients followed for a median of 53.7 months. … READ MORE …

Low PSA levels on ADT do correlate to longer survival times

For many years now, people have asked whether specific PSA levels after initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT, also known as “hormone therapy”)  have significant predictive impact on long-term survival. … READ MORE …