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Enzalutamide Prescribing Info Includes New Information

Enzalutamide (Xtandi) has a new, expanded FDA label. The new label conforms with the clinical trial (TERRAIN) results that Xtandi is a superior drug to Casodex (bicalutamide) for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The updated product label shows enzalutamide reduces the risk of radiographic progression or death by 40% vs. bicalutamide. Median radiographic [...]

Coming Back to Continue the Blog and New Data Disclosed on Enzalutamide at the Plenary Session at the 2015 European Association of Urology Congress

Before I get into the meat of today’s post about enzalutamide, I want to briefly make some personal comments about my absence from this blog. As I had mentioned I have been diagnosed with a fifth primary cancer, appendiceal cancer. It is a rare cancer, which required my having to remove my appendix, a piece [...]

Efficacy and Safety of Enzalutamide (Xtandi) Monotherapy in Hormone-Naive Prostate Cancer (HNPC)

Xtandi is often referred to as a “super bicalutamide (Casodex).” Casodex functions as a androgen blockade, which deters testosterone from being able to interact with the prostate cancer cell and feed the growth of the cancer. There are some oncologists in the United States and the standard hormone treatment in Europe often utilizes Casodex as [...]

New Phase 2 Trials For MDV3100 Begins & Another To Start Soon – On The Horizon

It was announced today that the first patient in the TERRAIN study received their first dose in the Phase 2 trial of the investigational drug MDV3100 . MDV3100 is a triple-acting oral androgen receptor antagonist that I have writing about as a drug “On The Horizon”. Triple-acting means that it blocks testosterone binding to the [...]

Salvage Therapy with High Dose Bicalutamide (Casodex) In Non-metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer – It Controls PSA and Disease Progression

Researchers at the Department of Urology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Québec (CHUQ), Quebec, Canada evaluated the rate and duration of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response to high-dose bicalutamide (150 mg) in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmHRPC) as well as its impact on the duration of metastasis-free survival. They concluded that high dose bicalutamide is [...]

The Name of The Game Is Life Extension

Advanced prostate cancer will progress and most of us will face a time when Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) stops working. Most men on ADT take a LHRH agonist, which turns off the production of testosterone (i.e. Lupron) along with a non-steroidal anti-androgen (i.e. Casodex) that prevents the small amount of testosterone that continues to be [...]

Combined Androgen Blockade (ADT2) with Bicalutamide (Casodex) For Advanced Prostate Cancer Provides Increased Survival Time

One of the first treatments used when diagnosed with advanced or recurrent prostate cancer is hormone therapy. Hormone therapy (androgen blockade) is a systematic treatment, or it treats the cancer through the entire body. Prostate cancer that is believed to be in the gland is treated with a localized, focused treatment of the actual gland [...]

Generic Casodex Is Coming to Market

The generic drug manufacturing company from India, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell a generic version of AstraZeneca's prostate cancer drug Casodex. Casodex (bicalutamide) is an anti-androgen that block the ability of androgens (testosterone) to access the prostate cancer cell and “fuel” them. Used [...]

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