A Small Analysis of Abiraterone Responses in African American Men with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer

Presented at ASCO GU by Stolten and colleagues was abstract 244 that described the responses African American men had to abiraterone (Zytiga) in a retrospective cohort study of men seen at a single institution.  Stolten included differences in the men including their age at diagnosis, prior enzalutamide (Xtandi) and/or docetaxel (chemotherapy) use, as well as [...]

African American Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer May Gain Significant Benefit From Provenge (Sipuleucel-T)

A subgroup analysis of the phase III trials of Provenge (Sipuleucel-T) suggests that there might be a dramatic role for Provenge in African-American men who have advanced prostate cancer that has become castration-resistant (mCRPC). The analysis, which was released at the American Urological Association 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting, was headed up by Colonel David G. [...]

Genetics & Calcium Might Increase Risk for Prostate Cancer In the African-American Men

A study by at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem N.C., Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California suggests that a high intake of calcium causes prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral. According to Gary G. [...]