BACKGROUND: This analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of lenalidomide based regimen in treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of lenalidomide based regimens on response and safety for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer were identified using a predefined search strategy. A pooled response rate (rate of PSA level decline of ≥50%) to treatment was calculated.
RESULTS: In lenalidomide based regimen, 3 clinical studies which including 98 patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer were considered eligible for inclusion. These lenalidomide based regimens included cisplatin, doxorubicin, or GM-CSF. Pooled analysis suggested that, in all patients, the pooled PSA level decline of ≥50% was 13.3% (13/98) in lenalidomide based regimens. Fatigue, nausea and vomitting were the main side effects. No grade III or IV renal or liver toxicity were observed. No treatment related death occurred in patients with lenalidomide based regimens.
CONCLUSIONS: This evidence based analysis suggests that lenalidomide based regimens are associated with mild response rate and acceptable toxicities for treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Xing DL, Song DK, Zhang LR. Are you the author?
Department of Urology, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
Reference: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16(9):3969-72.