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FDA Approves Xtandi for Treatment of Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer (07-17-2018)

On July 13, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved Xtandi (enzalutamide) for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).  This approval broadens the indicated patient population to include patients with both non-metastatic CRPC... Continue Reading

Immediate vs Delayed Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Prostate Cancer (05-1-2018)

CancerConnect News: There is an ongoing discussion about the optimal timing of using androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate cancer who have relapsed based on a rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and in men with early stage prostate... Continue Reading

Xtandi® A New Standard Treatment for Men with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer? (02-22-2018)

CancerConnect News:  Results from the Phase 3 PROSPER clinical trial in patients with non-metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) were released this week at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco and demonstrate that... Continue Reading

Erleada is The First Treatment for Non-metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer (02-19-2018)

CancerConnect News:  Men who are being treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and see their prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels begin to increase have a new treatment option. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Erleada... Continue Reading

Myriad’s myRisk® Hereditary Cancer Test Finds More Than 12 Percent of Men with Prostate Cancer Carry an Inherited Genetic Mutation (02-14-2018)

Myriad Genetics a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, announced today that results from a large 1,162 patient study will be featured during the poster presentation at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium in San Francisco, Calif. ... Continue Reading

Two Advances in Prostate Cancers You Might Not Know About (09-8-2017)

Prostate cancer isn’t just about men, and it may be inherited. A recent study led by Peter Nelson, MD (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) has shown that 12% of advanced prostate cancers may be caused by 16 different heritable genes. That means... Continue Reading

Is Lynparza a Precision Cancer Medicine for Prostate Cancer? (07-12-2017)

Scientists have developed a new three-in-one blood test that has the potential to turn Lynparza (olaparib) into a precision medicine for prostate cancer. Lynparza is a PARP inhibitor, a newer precision cancer medicine that blocks enzymes involved in repairing... Continue Reading

Abiraterone Delays Metastatic Prostate Cancer Growth by 18 Months, Extends Survival (06-7-2017)

Adding Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone to standard hormonal therapy for men with newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer lowers the chance of death by 38%, and more than doubled the median time until the cancer worsened, from 14.8 months... Continue Reading

Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers (02-23-2017)

Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer recurs despite androgen-deprivation therapy. A team of... Continue Reading

Different Treatment Options Appear Equally Effective in Early Prostate Cancer (10-3-2016)

Among men with early prostate cancer that is detected through prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, treatment with either surgery, radiation therapy, or monitoring until progression all appear to provide approximately the same survival rates at 10... Continue Reading

Midlife PSA Levels Correlate to Risk of Future Lethal Prostate Cancer (08-15-2016)

A baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level among men at midlife appears to be highly correlated with the risk of developing lethal prostate cancer within their lifetimes. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Prostate... Continue Reading

New Tool Helps Men Evaluate Watchful Waiting in Early Stage Prostate Cancer (08-10-2016)

Over 90 percent of prostate cancers are detected at a curable stage, with men more likely to die of other diseases than from this cancer. Although patients with localized, low-risk prostate cancer have treatment options: active surveillance, also called... Continue Reading

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