Onvansertib in treatment of abiraterone-resistant mCRPC

We hear that an investigational drug called onvansertib — a so-called polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) inhibitor — may have benefit in the treatment of men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who are showing early signs of progression on treatment with abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) + prednisone.

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Neoadjuvant CHT + surgery for men with high-risk, localized prostate cancer

Eastham et al. have recently reported — in the Journal of Clinical Oncology — results from a randomized Phase III trial of the surgical treatment of men with high-risk forms of localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Ipatasertib meets one of two primary endpoints in Phase III trial

According to a media release issued by Roche earlier this morning, the company’s investigational drug known as ipatasertib met one but not both of the two primary endpoints in a randomized, double-blind Phase III trial known as the IPATential150 trial. … READ MORE …

Data from HERO trial reported — at virtual ASCO and in NEJM

The results of the Phase III HERO trial of relugolix — the first oral LHRH antagonist for treatment of advanced prostate cancer — have now been reported in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and at the “virtual” annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). … REAR MORE …

Sipuleucel-T in management of favorable-risk prostate cancer: the ProVent trial

At the end of last year, Dendreon announced that the Phase III ProVent trial of sipuelucel-T (Provenge) in the treatment of men with relatively lower-risk forms of prostate cancer (as compared to active surveillance) had been fully enrolled ahead of schedule. … READ MORE …

The first-line treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer (clinical stage T3)

Does radical prostatectomy (with or without external beam radiation therapy) improve prostate-cancer specific survival by comparison with primary radiation treatment and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) among patients initially diagnosed with locally advanced (T3) prostate cancer? … READ MORE …

High-dose vitamin D: negative results from a randomized clinical trial

Data from a recently published, Canadian, clinical trial of high-dose vitamin D as a method to strengthen bones in healthy adults who do not have osteoporesis have had significant and unexpectedly negative results. … READ MORE …

Adjuvant chemotherapy does NOT improve BDFS rates in men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer

With the third Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) due to start here in Basel, Switzerland, this morning, there is an important new set of data that will help to inform some of the discussions. … READ MORE …

UPDATE … the new PCa Social Network PLUS app

A couple of weeks ago (see here) we had first told you about the launch of the new PCa Social Network PLUS app that allows mobile access to a new social netowrk (and a clinical trial of its effects) for men with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

J&J to seek approval of apalutamide in treatment of mCSPC

According to a media release issued yesterday by Johnson & Johnson, its Janssen Pharmaceuticals division has just submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the approval of apalutamide (Eleada) in the treatment of men with metastatic, castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). … READ MORE …

Patient satisfaction at 24 months after treatment for localized prostate cancer

The ability to “manage” patients’ satisfaction with their care in the treatment of localized prostate cancer is challenging — for patients, for caregivers, for physicians, and for health systems. … READ MORE …

Prostvac in the treatment of prostate cancer: an update

As many readers will remember, Prostvac is an active immunotherapeutic vaccine that — some years ago — had shown promising results in a randomized Phase II clinical trial. … READ MORE …

LAST CHANCE to participate in our current survey

By late yesterday nearly 600 men had completed our recent survey and most of them had expressed some degree of interest in participating in the quality of life trial we will be initiating soon. Again, thanks to all of you who have done that. … READ MORE …

The treatment of mCRPC with a combination of docetaxel + enzalutamide

We know that both abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and enzalutamide (Xtandi) can be used to extend the survival of men with mCRPC who have already been treated with docetaxel + prednisone. However, … READ MORE …

PLEASE consider completing our recent survey!

So just over 300 patients have already completed the survey that we put up on line last Friday. Thanks to all of you who have done that. And we’d really like to see if we can get to a total of something like 750 “with a little help from our friends”. … READ MORE …