Long-Term Survival Possible in Prostate Cancer With Bone Metastases

Men who develop bone metastases have often been viewed as having developed a significant negative change that prognosticates a negative impact on both their quality of life and on their survival. Contradicting this commonly held belief has been some research which has identified a subgroup of men with advanced prostate cancer with bone metastases who [...]

Understanding the Complexities of Bone Metastases in Prostate Cancer

Our bones operate in a balanced and dynamic system, which in the normal situation keep them strong. Bones are constantly being eliminated and then remade to keep them healthy and read to support our frame. This normal process involves two major kinds of bone cells that work together, in balance, to keep bones healthy and [...]

Bone Metastases and Prostate Cancer

The vast majority of men with advanced prostate cancer will eventually develop bone metastases. Given this fact it is important to understand what is meant by the term bone metastases. Bones serve as the supporting framework of our bodies. Like the rest of us bones are constructed of cells. These cells compose a network or [...]

Statins Might Inhibit Prostate Cancer from Invading Bones

One of the more recent conversations surrounding prostate cancer treatment that we have been hearing involves the use of the anti-cholesterol drugs or statins.   The conversation, whether or not statins might be a good treatment option for men with both localized disease and as an alternative to hormone treatment (ADT) for men with advanced prostate [...]

Are You Willing to Trade some of Your Survival Time and Increase Your Risk for Bone Complications to Decrease Your Risk of Developing Bone Metastases?

Would you be willing to trade off some survival time to lower your risk of developing bone metastases (BM)?  Well, men in the UK and Sweden are willing.  Men from the UK and Sweden with castrate resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and at high risk for developing BM because they have been on androgen-deprivation (ADT) or [...]

On The Horizon- Tasquinimo, A Potential New Therapy You Will Probably Be Hearing More About for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

According to an analysis led by the Duke Cancer Institute, tasquinimo, an investigational prostate cancer treatment slows disease progression and may also increase survival, especially among men whose cancer has spread to the bones. This study that was published on Nov. 19, 2013, in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, shows that long-term survival and safety [...]

Can You Ever Be Re-Treated With Xofigo? Finding The Answer With A New Clinical Trial

Now that Radium-223 Dichloride (Xofigo) has been approved by the FDA for use in men with castrate resistant prostate cancer with bone metastases we will begin to see the actual treatments happening. The next question in the process that will arise is whether or not it is safe and effective to re-treat an individual with [...]

On the Horizon – Targeting Bones in the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are the process that the body uses to breakdown old bone and then to rebuild it with new bone. c-Met is a tyrosine kinase expressed by osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and overexpressed by prostate cancer cells. This over expression leads to the eventual development of bone metastases. The experimental treatment known as Cabozantinib [...]

Using Denosumab (Xgeva) To Combat Skeletal Complications in Prostate Cancer

Xgeva is a monoclonal antibody that inactivates RANKL, a protein that enhances osteoclast activity and survival. By inhibiting RANKL, Xgeva prevents skeletal-related events in men with bone metastasis from prostate cancer. Under no circumstances should a man who also has multiple myeloma use Xgeva. There have been studies that compared Xgeva to zolendronic acid (Zometa). [...]

Now an Early Access Site for Alpharedin Opens in New York

The Early Access Committee on which Malecare sits has been successful in adding an additional site in Long Island, New York to the Early Access Trial of Radium-233 Chloride (Alpharedin) for men with advanced prostate cancer who are castrate resistant and have at least two (2) bone metastases. If you are interested in this trial [...]