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Soon To Launch in Dublin – GAP4 Clinical Trial of Exercise for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Can exercise improve the quality of life of men with advanced prostate cancer and also extend their survival? To help answer this question a major new global trial known as GAP4 has been launched in Dublin, Ireland. The trial has a goal of recruiting 866 men from seven countries, including Ireland. The trial will be [...]

About the Important Genetic Prostate Cancer Study (UKGPCS) in the United Kingdom

Cancer is a genetic disease, so prostate cancer is a genetic problem. This statement might be the most important one we can make when trying to describe the current, overall situation we face as prostate cancer survivors! Many institutions have begun significant research studies trying to understand the actual genetic keys to prostate cancer. Prostate [...]

Updated Overall Survival Data from a Phase 3 Trial of Ipilimumab vs. Placebo in Men Post Chemotherapy Receiving Radiation Therapy – Still Needs Time

Presented in a poster at the recent European Society of Medical Oncologist (ESMO) there was a data update of the phase 3 clinical trial (CA184-043) which evaluated overall survival (OS) in men having radiotherapy (RT) followed by either the immunologic drug Ipilimumab (Ipi) or with a placebo. Initially, this trial did not meet its endpoint [...]

Prostvac In Combination With Yervoy Yields A Survival Advantage

There is some really exciting news on the horizon around immunotherapy for advanced prostate cancer. Bavarian Nordic, the pharmaseutical company that has, along with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), been running clinical trials on Prostvac has unoffically let it been known that Prostvac when combined with another investigational immunologic therapy, Yervoy, has helped to significantly [...]

Cabozantinib Fails In the Phase III COMET-1 Trial

The pharmaceutical company Exelixis has announced that their experimental treatment, cabozantinib has failed the Phase III clinical trial for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In the trial the experimental treatment cabozantinib was compared to the drug prednisone. In the trial known as COMET-1, Cabozantinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, did not meet its primary [...]

TAK-700 Fails to Offer A Survival Extension

Much of my reporting about ASCO 2014 has included only positive studies, but there is always a share of studies and trials that do not prove to be of a direct positive  value to men with Advanced Prostate Cancer.  Today’s report includes one of these negative reports.  Remember, a negative report is as valuable as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Parenteral Estrogen May Reduce Hormone Agonist Toxicity in Advanced Prostate Cancer

First, I must apologize for having ignored the blog over the last two weeks. I have been intensely focused on the launch of a new project that we at Malecare have been developing. It has managed to take up every available second of my time. At this moment, I am not able to describe much [...]

On the Horizon – CABOZANTINIB IN MEN WITH ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER: RESULTS OF A PHASE II RANDOMIZED TRIAL

Cabozantinib (XL184) is an orally bioavailable tyrosine kinase inhibitor with activity against MET and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. It is designed to target the men with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Results from a phase II randomized discontinuation trial with an expansion cohort of XL184 have recently been released. The trial included men [...]

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