Prostate Cancer

Oral relugolix given daily is superior to standard androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) with leuprolide (Lupron) in men with advanced prostate cancer, according to the results of the phase 3 HERO study, which were reported at the ASCO 2020 virtual annual meeting and published online before the meeting (Shore ND, et al. N Engl J Med. 2020;382:2187-2196). Read More ›

arly results from the phase 2 TheraP clinical trial show that the targeted radiation therapy 177Lutetium PSMA-617 (Lu-PSMA) significantly improved prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response compared with standard cabazitaxel in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) that progressed after docetaxel therapy. Read More ›

Treatment with cabozantinib (Cabometyx), a kinase inhibitor, plus atezolizumab (Tecentriq), a PD-L1 inhibitor, led to clinically meaningful activity in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), including those with high-risk clinical features, according to the results of the phase 1b COSMIC-021 trial. Read More ›

Treatment with a combination of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and enzalutamide (Xtandi) continues to show substantial activity in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who have already been treated with abiraterone (Zytiga), according to results of a recent clinical trial, which were presented during the virtual 2020 American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

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Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis is a useful sequencing platform in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), and ctDNA alterations are detected in most patients with this type of prostate cancer, according to Justin Shaya, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, CA.

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Most patients in the United States who receive stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for unfavorable intermediate- or high-risk localized prostate cancer are not receiving concurrent androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), despite national guideline recommendations that support the concurrent use of ADT with radiation therapy.

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Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning targeted to detect prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is poised to overtake conventional imaging, according to presentations at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Read More ›

On May 19, 2020, the FDA approved a new indication for olaparib (Lynparza; AstraZeneca), a PARP inhibitor, for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and deleterious or suspected deleterious germline or somatic HRR mutation, as determined by an FDA-approved test, whose disease progressed after enzalutamide (Xtandi) or abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) therapy. Olaparib is the first FDA-approved PARP inhibitor for prostate cancer. Read More ›

On July 30, 2019, the FDA approved darolutamide (Nubeqa; Bayer) for the treatment of patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Prostate cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States, after breast cancer and lung cancer. In 2018 alone, 164,690 individuals were diagnosed with prostate cancer, accounting for nearly 10% of all new cancer cases, and 29,430 deaths were attributed to the disease. Prostate cancer is most frequently diagnosed in men aged 65 to 74 years (median age, 66 years). More than 98% of patients with prostate cancer survive ≥5 years; however, the 5-year survival rate drops to 30% for patients with metastatic disease. Read More ›

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