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PLATO – A New Phase 4 Clinical Trial Extending the Use of Xtandi & Combining It with Zytiga

The makers of Enzalutamide (Xtandi), Astellas Pharma US, Inc and Medivation, Inc have begun a Phase 4 clinical trial known as PLATO. The study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of continued treatment with enzalutamide (Xtandi) plus abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and prednisone as compared to treatment with Zytiga and prednisone alone in men [...]

Combining MDV-3100 & Provenge – A Wave of the Future?

I have heard some occasional discussion that once (that is if) enzalutamide (MDV-3100) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer, it will over shadow Provenge. On the contrary, I believe that the approval of enzalutamide will actually encourage additional use of Provenge resulting in the increasing use of [...]

Phase II trial Combining Bevacizumab, Thalidomide, Docetaxel, and Prednisone in Men with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Dr. Yang-Min Ning and collaborators reported, in the April 20, 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a Phase II trial which combined chemotherapy (docetaxel) with an anti-angiogenesis drug for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The data suggests that such a combination is more effective than chemotherapy alone. […]

Combination Therapy – A Wave of the Future – Combining Provenge & Avastin

We have talked about it many times in past posts, the potential that many believe combination therapy can hold for better treatments for all cancers, including advanced prostate cancer. Combination therapy has made AIDS treatment as successful as it has become and it holds a similar promise for cancer treatment. An example of this potential [...]

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