Therapeutic options for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer : has the situation improved?

Jeet, Varinder (2014) Therapeutic options for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer : has the situation improved? In Morais, Christudas (Ed.) Advances in Drug Resistance Research. NOVA Science Publishers, New York USA, pp. 137-154.

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Limited treatment options for Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) still remain a major challenge. Despite therapeutic advances, most patients with malignant PCa have a poor prognosis. Since the year 2000, we have rapidly expanded our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying CRPC and this has led to an unprecedented number of new drug approvals within a short span of time. Recently, four new agents namely Abiraterone Acetate, Enzalutamide, Cabazitaxel, and Radium-223 have been shown to be effective in the post-chemotherapy setting in CRPC. The continued dependency of CRPC on androgen synthesis has seen the development of a number of new anti-androgen therapies, with abiraterone acetate and Enzalutamide being the most promising discoveries. Immunotherapeutic approaches have also found their niche in PCa with Sipuleucel-T shown to be effective in minimally asymptomatic CRPC. Research focussed on bone-targeting therapies has witnessed the arrival of promising new drugs with Denosumab and Radium-223 displaying improved survival of patients with CRPC. This review briefly discusses the findings and limitations from ongoing and completed clinical trials of novel treatments and regimens. In addition, potential mechanisms of therapy resistance and future challenges are discussed.

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ID Code: 80846
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Prostate cancer, metastatic Castration Resistance Prostate Cancer, therapy resistance, Abiraterone acetate, Enzalutamide, Androgen Receptor, Androgen, Anti androgen, Immunotherapies, Bone metastasis
ISBN: 9781631171314
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 NOVA Science Publishers Inc.
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 04:24
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:40

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