Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be frightening and confusing. Understanding the details of your specific cancer and how they relate to your prognosis and treatment planning is an important first step toward shared decision-making between you and your physicians. In these CURE Connections programs you will learn the meaning of the PSA test, prostate cancer staging and grading, and how these factors are used to determine which treatment approach is right for you. Management of prostate cancer related symptoms, available treatments, and how to deal with side effects are also discussed. In addition, you will hear from patients and caregivers about their personal experiences with prostate cancer.
The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the PARP inhibitor Lynparza for patients with metastatic prostate cancer gives a smaller subgroup of patients another treatment option if hormonal therapies do not work.
The Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to the PARP inhibitor Lynparza for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that has a defective DNA-repair process and has progressed after treatment with the novel hormone-controlling drugs Xtandi (enzalutamide) or Zytiga (abiraterone acetate).
The PARP inhibitor Rubraca represents a new treatment option for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that expresses a BRCA gene mutation and has been previously treated with hormonal therapy and taxane-based chemotherapy.
Obesity was associated with increased cardiovascular disease-related mortality and all-cause mortality, as well as potentially increased prostate cancer-specific mortality, in survivors of nonmetastatic prostate cancer.
The PARP inhibitor Lynparza improves survival and delays disease progression in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that expresses certain gene mutations inhibiting DNA repair, a study shows.
From an investigational cancer therapy being studied as a treatment for COVID-19 to the NBA and NHL helping to raise over $500,000 for prostate cancer research, here’s what’s making headlines in the cancer space this week.