alexa A new era for castrate resistant prostate cancer: a treatment review and update


Medical & Surgical Urology

Author(s): Fong MK

Abstract Share this page

PURPOSE: The purpose of this review article is to present the current treatment options for castrate resistant prostate cancer in addition to the recently approved agents and their role in treatment. SUMMARY: The biology of prostate cancer and the data supporting the use of traditional chemotherapeutic options in castrate resistant prostate cancer are reviewed. The newly approved agents, sipuleucel-T, cabazitaxel, and abiraterone, are presented as well. The studies that led to the approval of these three agents are discussed in this article as well as their current and potential roles in the treatment of castrate resistant prostate cancer. CONCLUSION: New mechanisms, drugs, and clinically relevant molecular targets show survival advantage and are new options available for patients after traditional chemotherapy. The roles of these new agents have yet to be further clarified in future studies.

This article was published in J Oncol Pharm Pract and referenced in Medical & Surgical Urology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version