An Unmet Need is Met: (The PROSPER Study): Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy Study of Enzalutamide in Patients with Nonmetastatic Castration- Resistant Prostate Cancer

For men with non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC), who are invariably at risk of metastasis, the PROSPER trial clearly demonstrated that combining enzalutamide to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) resulted in prolonging metastasis-free survival by a median of 22 months compared with ADT plus placebo in a global, double-blind, phase III study (Safety and Efficacy Study of Enzalutamide in Patients With Nonmetastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer), presented at the plenary session of ASCO GU 2018.1

How I Manage First-Line Therapy for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Urologists are primed to acquire the knowledge to use targeted agents and immuno-oncologic (IO) therapies for the treatment of advanced and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Toxicities are manageable given appropriate patient/caregiver education, on-call and nursing support, and multi-disciplinary care with consulting specialists. 

Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy: Establishing a Clinic of Excellence

Until recently, decades had elapsed with little progress in treating metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC). Cisplatin-based chemotherapy, the best available treatment option, had a median overall survival (OS) of 12-15 months, an overall response rate (ORR) of 50-60%, and was curative in about 10% of cases, but also was associated with potentially serious toxicities.12, 13, 2, 7, 3 

The Importance of Clinical Trials for Genitourinary Malignancies - Evan Yu and Sumanta Kumar Pal

As we counsel our patients about the importance of clinical research, there are two key messages to send. The first is that without clinical trials, we would not have access to the large number of life-prolonging therapies that we have for genitourinary cancers and others. That translates into more family trips, birthday parties, time spent with grandchildren and graduations attended. It translates into more time spent being productive at work, and net increase into societal wealth. These have meaningful impact. The second is that enrolling on a clinical trial is largely about altruism. The typical patient wants to receive a therapy that will help him/her. That is reasonable; however, the greatest reason to enroll in a clinical trial is that new knowledge will be gained regardless of the outcome.

Sequencing and Combining CRPC Therapies - What Does the Future Hold? – Charles Ryan

The European Association of Urology defines castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) as serum testosterone < 50 ng/dL or < 1.7 nmol/L plus either biochemical progression (three consecutive rises in prostate-specific antigen [PSA] one week apart, resulting in two 50% increases over the nadir, and PSA > 2 ng/mL) or radiologic progression (at least two new bone scan lesions or a soft tissue lesion using Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors [RECIST]).1 Symptomatic progression alone is not enough to diagnose CRPC; instead, it should trigger further investigation.

Chemotherapy in Prostate Cancer- When, Why and How - Fred Saad

Until 2010, our treatment armamentarium for prostate cancer (PC) was fairly limited. Patients received local therapy for non-metastatic disease, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for hormone-naïve metastatic disease, denosumab and zoledronic acid for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and bisphosphonates or docetaxel for symptomatic mCRPC.

A Review On The Development of Targeted Alpha Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer: EVERYDAY UROLOGY-Full Text Article

Everyday Urology-Oncology Insights: Volume 2, Issue 2

Focusing on The First and Only FDA Approved Targeted  Alpha Therapy Radium-223 in the Treatment of mCRPC

The Tenth Symposium on Targeted Alpha Therapy (TAT-10) opened on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Kanazawa Japan. The symposium was jointly organized by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and Kanazawa University as a forum for presentations on the latest developments in radiotherapy with alpha emitters in cancer. With over 200 participants the symposium covered advances in cancer treatment using alpha emitters as targeted therapy, clinical and preclinical research, radionuclide production, instrumentation and dosimetry.1
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