Maximizing survival in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer: A clinical viewpoint - Abstract

Recently, licensed and emerging treatments for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer are transforming the prognosis for men whose disease has already progressed during or after docetaxel-based chemotherapy.

Two agents (cabazitaxel and abiraterone) are already accessible to prescribers, having shown survival benefits versus their comparators in randomized controlled trials, and other agents are showing promising results. A future in which metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer can be managed as a 'chronic disease' looks tantalizingly close. The challenge for clinicians will be to use these treatments rationally, in a way that optimizes each individual patient's chances of prolonged survival.

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Birtle A.   Are you the author?
Department of Oncology, Rosemere Cancer Centre, Royal Preston Hospital, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9HT, UK.

Reference: Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2013 Jan;13(1):89-99.
doi: 10.1586/era.12.160

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PMID: 23259430