A Statistical Nightmare – Comparing the Efficacy of Zytiga & Xtandi In the Pre-Chemo Setting

Based on the assumption that Enzalutamide (Xtandi) is approved for use in men with castrate resistant metastatic prostate cancer (advanced prostate cancer or mCRPC) who have not had prior chemotherapy, pretty much a foregone conclusion based on the extraordinary phase III Prevail Trial results, including a statistically significant survival advantage of 2.2 months with a [...]

StartACure – Now is the Time to Step Up and Start A Cure for Prostate Cancer

Today’s post will be a little admonishment of you, my loyal readers. So, please be open-minded and think about what I have to say to you. A number of months ago I mentioned the new prostate cancer research-funding project we have embarked upon, Start A Cure (www.StartACure.com). For those of you who might have missed [...]

Great Video Worth Spending the 9 Minutes Required Discussing Provenge and the Use of Zytiga (Along with Prednisone)

OncLive Peer Exchange has put out a video about the issues that most concern many of us surrounding the use of Provenge (Sipuleucel-T).   The video is a 9 minute discussion with Drs. Raoul Concepcion (moderator), Leonard Gomella, Lawrence Karsh, Evan Yu and Mark Scholtz.  They examine the concern that so many men with advanced prostate [...]

Who will respond to Zytiga (Abiraterone) and Xtandi (Enzalutamide)?

We have many new drugs that have been recently approved to treat advanced prostate cancer. Two of these drugs are abiraterone (Zytiga) and enzalutamide (Xtandi). These drugs offer new hope to men with advanced prostate cancer after the cancer has become resistant to hormone therapies (called "castration-resistant prostate cancer"). These drugs are a real breakthrough, [...]

Commonly Used FDA Approved Treatments for Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)

The first line of treatment for advanced prostate cancer is Androgen (male hormone) Deprivation Therapy or ADT. Once the PSA progresses (climbs) while still on ADT and with testosterone levels

Xofigo – Designed to be Used with the Best Standard of Care Treatments

Most of the newly approved drugs and treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer are designed and approved to be used independently of other advanced prostate cancer treatments, other than with the continuation of standard androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The newly approved drug, Xofigo, is different. It has been designed to supplement, or actually go [...]

XTANDI (Enzalutamide) Has Been Authorized in the European Union (EU) for Advanced Prostate Cancer

The great news for for our brothers in Europe is that Xtandi (Enzalutamide) has been approved for use in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer whose disease has progressed on or after chemotherapy (docetaxel). Following the regulatory review process by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and a [...]

CHMP Makes A Positive Recommendation on the Use of Xtandi

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has granted approval of Xtandi in the treatment of men with castrate resistant prostate cancer that has progressed after the use of chemotherapy. It has already been approved for use in the United States. Xtandi (aka Enzalutamide and MDV3100) is a strong androgen [...]

Teleconference – A New PROSPECT for Prostate Cancer Patients this Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Malecare will be holding a free teleconference this Tuesday, April 30 at 6.m. I will be speaking with Dr. James Gulley who is the Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the National Cancer Institute and the Director of the Clinical Trials Group. He also serves as a Senior Investigator within [...]

Why Prostate Cancer that is Hormone Resistant Still Responds to Hormone Manipulation

I don’t understand why if I have hormone resistant advanced prostate cancer why the new drugs, Zytiga and Xtandi work. These drugs are still hormone therapies, is my prostate cancer hormone resistant? I recently received an email asking me this question and I thought it might be a question many people have, so I am [...]