Help with finding out about clinical trials for prostate cancer treatment

Apparently the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has just re-funded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle to the tune of $24 million to continue to operate what we see as an important, patient-centric program here in the USA that we (and therefore probably many others) were utterly unaware of. … READ MORE …

The history of the clinical trials process

Readers with an interest in how we got to today’s clinical trials processes for evaluating new drugs for the treatment of prostate cancer and other diseases might be surprised by what’s in an article in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. … READ MORE …

Data from a Phase II trial of ARN-509 (apalutamide) and more

A report posted on line in European Urology has provided us with important clinical data related to the potential of this investigational drug in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

J&J investing further in potential drugs for advanced prostate cancer

Johnson & Johnson has just acquired the rights to develop and sell a drug called niraparib for the treatment of prostate cancer everywhere in the world except Japan. The developer, Waltham, MA-based Tesaro, has retained the rights to niraparib in Japan. … READ MORE …

Recommendations of the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Working Group 3

Several readers will be interested in looking through a new article that deals with the recommendations from the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Working Group 3 on the development of clinical trials of new drugs to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). … READ MORE …

Extending life in late-stage prostate cancer, but extending quality of life too

An article in the April issue of Lancet Oncology has provided additional data from the randomized, double-blind Phase III PREVAIL trial of enzalutamide versus placebo in men with asymptomatic and minimally symptomatic, chemotherapy-naive patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

Time for clinicians to take some responsibility for patient CARE over time

If one is to believe a recent blog post on ACCCBuzz (promoting the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of Community Cancer Centers), the average community-based medical oncologist (not to mention the average community-based urologist) apparently makes little attempt to implement high quality guidance about quality of life for men with prostate cancer. … READ MORE …