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How We Know What Drugs Might Work In Combination With Each Other – Bringing The Next Big Breakthrough in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Many of the posts that I have written discussed the need for evaluating our current advanced prostate cancer drugs in both combinations and their sequencing. We have a number of new drugs, but we don’t understand how best to sequence them, or whether or not some drugs would do better and extend life by taking [...]

Our New Therapies and the Development of Cross Resistance to these Drugs

Men with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have become fortunate over the last few years as there we now have a number of new drugs available which can extend our life and can also have some palliative effects. However, as we have more treatments being approved, we find that we are faced with a [...]

The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and [...]

Clinical Benefit of Docetaxel or Enzalutamide After Progression on First-Line Abiraterone and Prednisone in Men with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) *

Abiraterone acetate (AA) or Zytiga has demonstrated a survival benefit in the pre-chemotherapy setting for men with advanced prostate cancer that has become castrate resistant (mCRPC). As a result it is in widespread clinical use in the United States prior to the use of chemotherapy with docetaxel.  Since its FDA approval post chemotherapy there has [...]

An Analysis of the Clinical Benefit of Chemotherapy & Xtandi Post Zytiga in Men with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer

The FDA approved Abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) plus prednisone because it demonstrated a survival benefit for men with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in the pre-chemotherapy setting.  Given the newness of the approval of Zytiga in this disease stage there is a lack of data on how Zytiga affects the efficacy of enzalutamide (Xtandi) or [...]

Does Prior Response to Zytiga Affect Subsequent Activity of Docetaxel in Men with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)?

Given all the newly approved drugs available to us to treat advanced prostate cancer there now are many questions about the optimal sequencing of these drugs and whether earlier use of one causes cross-resistance to another. Recently, it was reported that chemotherapy with docetaxel is inactive in men with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) [...]

Impact of Prior Abiraterone Acetate (Zytiga) on Subsequent Activity of Docetaxel (Chemotherapy) in Men with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The explosion of new therapies for men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) raises serious questions about the optimal sequencing of these new treatments as well as whether cross-resistance occurs between these drugs. It was recently reported that chemotherapy with docetaxel (D) is not effective in in men who did not have a ? [...]

More Issues Raised About Cross-Resistance Between Abiraterone and Enzalutamide

Some of my posts over the last week or two have discussed the issue of the development of cross-resistance of two of our newest treatments for advanced prostate cancer.  These drugs are abiraterone (Zytiga) and enzalutamide (Xtandi). Currently, both of them are approved for use after a man has failed chemotherapy with docetaxel. In addition, [...]

There is Some Cross Resistance Developed Between Both the First Use of Zytiga and the First Use of Xtandi

On March 4, 2014 I wrote a post “Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer- What to Do Next” (www.advancedprostatecancer.net/?p=4425). The basic theme of the post was about how difficult it is to know how to sequence the new drugs we have to treat advanced prostate cancer (metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer aka mCRPC). In the post I [...]

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