Darolutamide for treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Darolutamide is a novel, nonsteroidal androgen receptor (AR)-signaling inhibitor. It serves as a second-generation antiandrogen and is currently indicated for the treatment of patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC).

The product was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2019 and by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in January 2020 for the treatment of men with nmCRPC, and is awaiting approval in the E.U. for the same indication. This review will cover the background, preclinical development, safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and clinical studies that led to the approval of darolutamide. The key clinical data, ongoing trials and future directions for darolutamide are also discussed herein.

Drugs of today (Barcelona, Spain : 1998). 2020 Mar [Epub]

L P Rhea, S Mendez-Marti, J B Aragon-Ching

Department of Internal Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia, USA., GU Medical Oncology, Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. .

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