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 …

Update on STAMPEDE data on abiraterone + ADT in M0 patients with HSPC

Three months ago, James et al. presented the overall survival data from the most recently completed arm of the STAMPEDE trial at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). … READ MORE …

More on statins and the management of prostate cancer

A recent data analysis for the Danish national health registry systems has once again provided confirmation of a link between statin use and risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality. … READ MORE …

Metastasis-free survival as a surrogate endpoint in prostate cancer clinical trials

As many readers will have realized, the major regulatory authorities started, some time ago, to accept prostate cancer progression-free survival of differing types as a surrogate for overall survival in the approval of some drugs for the treatment of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The TOAD trial: follow-up data on quality of life

Some 15 months ago, we reported the initial, primary results of the TOAD trial, which showed an overall survival benefit for immediate as opposed to delayed initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in non-metastatic patients considered to be inappropriate for curative therapy. … READ MORE …

Major impact from early use of abiraterone + ADT in metastatic disease

The abstracts of the LATITUDE trial and the comparable arm of the STAMPEDE trial, in which patients with newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer were randomized to either ADT or ADT + abiraterone acetate + prednisone were both released this morning. Both trials have shown major benefits to the early addition of abiraterone acetate to standard care. We shall be providing more details in separate reports to come later today.

15-year metastasis-free survival in men on active surveillance in The Netherlands

According to new data reported at the annual meeting of the European Association of Urology in London, active surveillance of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer was not associated with an elevated risk for metastatic disease at 15 years of follow-up. … READ MORE …