Major medical advance in the treatment of prostate cancer

Losing John brought Marlene and her family – including husband Steven and children Emily and Lochlan – closer together

Losing John brought Marlene and her family – including husband Steven and children Emily and Lochlan – closer together

Although prostate cancer is remarkably frequent among men, the availability of non-invasive early detection methods, such as PSA blood levels tests and digital rectal examination, greatly facilitates its detection and subsequent treatment.

Low-risk stage 3 colon cancer was defined as cancer that had not spread to the peritoneal surface or to other organs and did not involve more than three lymph nodes. Serious side effects and deaths were less common with Alecensa.

The researchers were unable to show that is true for all patients, Grothey told reporters at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting.

The study tracked outcomes for patients with solid tumors who were being treated at MSK with outpatient chemotherapy between 2007 and 2011.

Finally, abiraterone lowered the relative chance of treatment failure by 71% compared with standard of care (HR, 0.29; 95% CI, 0.25-0.34; P = 0.377 x 10). Last month, the FDA said Merck's immune therapy drug Ketruda could be used for any pediatric or adult cancer with certain gene features, but larotrectinib would be the first drug developed from scratch with this approach.

"Our findings could apply to about 400,000 colon cancer patients worldwide every year".

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Prof Nicholas James, from the University of Birmingham, who led the research, said: "These are the most powerful results I've seen from a prostate cancer trial - it's a once-in-a-career feeling".

Prostate cancer is the most common tumor in men, diagnosed in more than 161,000 Americans this year alone, according to the American Cancer Society.

The aim is to enhance and complement the effect of the established drugs, increasing overall response rates and ultimately overall survival - although potentially unacceptable toxicities are a real concern. The less of this chemotherapy you give, the less likely patients are to develop this neuropathy and the less likely it will be long lasting.

A Mayo Clinic oncologist said the key side effect of oxaliplatin is nerve damage that may result in permanent numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands and feet even after the chemotherapy is discontinued. The study received public funding only.

If given both drugs, researchers believe a majority of the 15,000 men a year whose cancer spreads to the pelvic area would live the rest of their lives disease-free. For all patients combined, the rate of disease-free survival at 3 years was slightly lower with 3 months of chemotherapy than with 6 months of chemotherapy (74.6% vs. 75.5%). For others, treatment was to continue for 2 years or until any type of progression. The drug, which costs about $13,000 a month, delayed the time cancer worsens from seven months in women using traditional chemotherapies to four months for women on Lynparza. A study of 50 people with 17 different types of cancer produced very encouraging results. "But we can harness technology to improve the quality of how we practice and to bring us closer to our patients". Many types of research are going on to find the ideal treatment for this. Baxter, who wasn't involved in the study, said it's rare to see research efforts directed at cutting back on treatment, given that such work is of little interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

In 2014, results from the randomized phase 3 CHAARTED study involving 790 men demonstrated that the addition of docetaxel to ADT prolonged median overall survival (OS) for men with newly diagnosed metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer by almost 14 months compared with ADT alone.

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