In a nutshell This study was carried out to assess the use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) versus tamoxifen (Novaldex) for women before menopause with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer (BC). The authors found that AIs were associated with better outcomes than tamoxifen in these patients. Some background About 80% of all BCs...Read More
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Comparing darolutamide with apalutamide and enzalutamide for treating non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
In a nutshell The study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of darolutamide (Nubeqa) with apalutamide (Erleada) and enzalutamide (Xtandi) in treating non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The data showed that darolutamide was safer and had similar effectiveness compared to apalutamide and enzalutamide. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated the surgical and oncological outcomes of using neoadjuvant hormone therapy (NHT) before radical prostatectomy (RP) for patients with prostate cancer (PCa). The study found that NHT before RP was associated with improved surgical and oncological outcomes for these patients. Some background Localized prostate...Read More
Real-world outcomes of fulvestrant as first-line treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of fulvestrant (Faslodex) as a first-line treatment for postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) metastatic breast cancer (BC) in a real-world setting. The data showed that the outcomes of these patients in the real-world setting were similar to clinical trials...Read More
Alpelisib and fulvestrant treatment for PIK3CA mutated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer
In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the combination of alpelisib (Piqray) and fulvestrant (Faslodex) in patients with PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) negative, advanced breast cancer (BC). This study concluded that this combination provided positive outcomes for...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared the safety of two hormonal medications used to treat breast cancer, tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and letrozole (Femara). This study found that tamoxifen was associated with an increased risk of blood clots, while letrozole was associated with an increased risk of angina and heart attacks. Some background Hormone-positive...Read More
Treating postmenopausal women with HER2- and hormone-receptor positive metastatic breast cancer with lapatinib, trastuzumab and aromatase inhibitor
In a nutshell The study evaluated outcomes of lapatinib (Tykerb), trastuzumab (Herceptin), and aromatase inhibitor (AI) in postmenopausal women with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) and hormone receptor-positive (HR+) metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The authors found that the combination was safe and effective in such...Read More
In a nutshell This trial is aiming to investigate the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) boost for the treatment in patients with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). The main outcome that will be measured will be the quality of life (QoL) of patients. This study is being carried out in Ontario, Canada. The details PCa is the...Read More
Should androgen-deprivation therapy be given at the same time or before radiotherapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer?
In a nutshell The study looked at the sequence of dose-escalated radiotherapy (RT) and androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in the treatment of local prostate cancer (LPCa). The study found that treatment with ADT before RT had the same outcome as treatment with ADT and RT at the same time. Some background LPCa is a form of cancer that is...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of three commonly used therapies to prevent bone loss in patients with hormone-positive breast cancer (BC). The results showed that the therapies prevented bone loss and fractures but to different degrees. Some background Many patients with BC are classified as hormone-positive. This means...Read More
Evaluating the impact of long term androgen deprivation therapy and radiotherapy after prostate surgery in patients with high risk of relapse
In a nutshell The study looked at the effects of long term androgen deprivation therapy (LT-ADT), pelvic lymph node radiotherapy (PLNRT) and prostate bed radiotherapy (PBRT) in patients with prostate cancer and high risk of recurrence after prostate surgery. They found an increase in survival without cancer worsening in these patients. Some...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of docetaxel (Taxotere) plus hormone therapy for patients with metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that spread outside the prostate). This study found that this treatment combination improved survival for these patients, regardless of tumor burden. Some background One treatment for...Read More