Androgen Receptor Genes Have An Opposite Effect In Prostate & Breast Cancers

A study at The Cleveland Clinic has discovered that a gene – known as an androgen receptor (AR) is present in both breast and prostate cancers, but the gene has opposite effects on these diseases. The AR gene promotes prostate cancer when the gene is “turned on,” but in breast cancer the AR gene promotes [...]

Attacking Androgen Receptor Signaling In Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

Advanced prostate cancer eventually progresses and becomes castration resistant (CRPC) despite the fact that it is exquisitely sensitivity to androgen deprivation therapy. There has been recent evidence that prostate cancer progression at the CRPC stage is still mediated by androgen receptor signaling, so it seems that subsequent androgen receptor targeting may further contribute to disease [...]