Sequencing strategies in the new treatment landscape of prostate cancer.

Over the last 10 years, a number of new agents approved for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer have led to a significant improvement in overall survival. The addition of new agents to androgen deprivation therapy has also allowed a paradigmatic change in the treatment of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer by improving overall survival in comparison with androgen deprivation therapy alone. Furthermore, recent data concerning the efficacy of three different androgen receptor-targeting agents in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer have opened up new scenarios for future patients' management. Defining the best sequencing strategies for men with prostate cancer is a currently unmet medical need, and choosing treatment is often challenging for clinicians because of the lack of direct comparisons of the available agents. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the literature concerning current sequencing strategies for prostate cancer patients.

Future oncology (London, England). 2019 Aug 19 [Epub ahead of print]

Orazio Caffo, Francesca Maines, Stefania Kinspergher, Antonello Veccia, Carlo Messina

Department of Medical Oncology, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento 38112, Italy.