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Evaluating the safety of re-treatment with radium-223

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of radium-223 (Xofigo, formerly known as Alpharadin) in patients with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to the bones and who have had this treatment previously. This study found that re-treatment with radium-223 was well tolerated and with good results. Some background...

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Evaluating enzalutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy to treat metastatic prostate cancer

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to examine the effectiveness and safety of enzalutamide (Xtandi) with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in metastatic prostate cancer. This study found that this combination was associated with longer progression-free and overall survival compared to ADT alone. Some background Patients...

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Searching for patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer to test a targeted therapy option

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of trametinib (Mekinist) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC; prostate cancer which has spread from its original place to another area in the body and keeps growing even when the amount of testosterone in the body...

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Searching for patients with prostate cancer to test this new treatment combination

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of navarixin (MK-7123) in combination with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC; cancer that progresses after hormonal therapy). The main outcome to be measured will be the objective response rate (ORR; tumor shrinkage or...

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Long term outcomes of docetaxel-based chemotherapy with dexamethasone for advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of docetaxel (Taxotere)-based chemotherapy in combination with dexamethasone (Decadron) for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The authors concluded that this treatment combination is a safe and effective treatment option for...

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Searching for patients with metastatic prostate cancer to test this new treatment combination

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of niraparib (Zejula) in combination with abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and prednisone (Deltasone) vs abiraterone acetate and prednisone plus placebo for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be the survival...

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