ADT + sipuleucel-T in treatment of hormone-sensitive prostate cancer

One of the major unanswered questions at this time is whether immunotherapy of some type, if given early to patients with prostate cancer, can help to lower risk of progression of the disease. … READ MORE …

Predicting the future: what Genomic Health isn’t telling us (yet)

A media release issued  yesterday by Genomic Health, Inc., has suggested that the multi-gene Oncotype DX® Genomic Prostate Score™ is a strong predictor of risk for the development of metastasis and prostate cancer death in patients with early-stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

PORTOS: a gene signature that predicts salvage radiation success

Salvage radiation is curative in roughly half of all cases. There are many factors that contribute to an unfavorable prognosis, including waiting too long, high PSA and rapid PSA doubling time, adverse post-surgery pathology (stage, Gleason score, positive margins), and high Decipher or CAPRA-S scores. But, … READ MORE …

Early data from the PATCH trial in the UK

Since 2007 a randomized clinical trial in the UK (the so-called PATCH trial) has been comparing the effectiveness and safety of transdermal estradiol patches to implants of an LHRH receptor agonist (goserelin acetate) in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Lu-177-PSMA-617: another update

Because there is great interest in systemic therapies for metastatic prostate cancer, we want to provide readers with the latest news about the 177Lu PSMA-617 trials in Germany. … READ MORE …

Outcomes, survival, and HRQOL in trials of new drugs (and what they mean in practice)

A new paper in the journal Quality of Life Research has raised the question of whether it is possible to use available quality of life data from Phase III trials of new drugs in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer to make rational decisions about the use of those drugs in clinical practice. … 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.