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 …

Men initially diagnosed with de novo metastatic prostate cancer are living longer

A newly published study entitled “Improved cancer-specific free survival and overall free survival in contemporary metastatic prostate cancer patients: a population-based study” is important … but needs to be interpreted with a significant degree of caution. … 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 …

Do men with mCRPC need to stay on ADT along with their abiraterone acetate?

On and off over the past few years your sitemaster has raised the question of whether there is any real clinical benefit to maintaining men on standard androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) once they become castrate resistant and are switched to treatment with newer drugs like abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) or enzalutamide (Xtandi). … READ MORE …

Contemporary questions about the initial treatment of advanced forms of prostate cancer

So the discussion about how to use the data from the CHAARTED, STAMPEDE, and LATITUDE trials in the initial treatment of men with node-positive and metastatic hormone-sensitive and castration-resistant prostate cancer continues to be an issue of intense discussion among urologic and medical oncologists. … READ MORE …

The importance of 3 weeks … before starting docetaxel along with ADT

A new study in BJU International has shown the importance of waiting at least 3 weeks after initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) until initiation of docetaxel chemotherapy in the treatment of men with newly diagnosed, metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). … READ MORE …

What is standard, first-line therapy for men with mHSPC today?

A presentation at the ongoing annual meeting of the European  Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), in Madrid, Spain, has offered us data comparing abiraterone acetate + prednisone + ADT to docetaxel + ADT in the treatment of men with high-risk, metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). … READ MORE …

Ipatasterib in the treatment of mCRPC: now in Phase III trial

Ipatasterib is a new type of drug that can be used to block the so-called PI3K/Akt signaling pathway, which is often highly activated in men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … REAF MORE…

Chaarting direction after stampeding along the relevant latitude

So about 3 years after the initial report of the results from the CHAARTED trial, 2 years after the initial report from the ADT + docetaxel arm of the STAMPEDE trial, and 3 months after the reports and publication of data from the LATITUDE trial and the ADT + abiraterone arm of the STAMPEDE trial, … READ MORE …

An update on ODM-201 in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer

A while back now (in late 2014) Bayer initiated Phase III trials of the investigational agent ODM-201 — now also known as daralutamide — in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

New review article on mHSPC and mCRPC

Below you will find a link to a valuable new review article on ongoing changes in the opportunities for evaluation and management of men with both hormone-sensitive and castration-resistant, metastatic prostate cancer (mHSPC and mCRPC). … READ MORE …