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PD-1 inhibitor shows some antitumor activity in prostate cancer

May 18, 2020

With additional follow-up of approximately 10 months, monotherapy with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) continued to show antitumor activity in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. However, monotherapy alone is likely not a sufficient treatment in this patient population, according to Emmanuel Antonarakis, MBBCh, professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

53% of CIS patients achieve complete response with nadofaragene

May 13, 2020

Nadofaragene firadenovec, a novel intravesical gene-mediated therapy, achieved complete response in 53.4% of patients with bacillus Calmette Guérin-unresponsive carcinoma in situ, according to findings from a phase III trial. First author Stephen A. Boorjian, MD, professor of urology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses the study results and their implications.

Pre-chemo radium-223 does not affect chemo regimens

May 08, 2020

In a recent study, researchers examined real-world outcomes for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with radium-223 (Xofigo). Study author Rana R. McKay, MD, of UC San Diego Health, discusses this study and its significance in the castration-resistant prostate cancer landscape.