Prostate Cancer

<i>ARID1A</i> Mutations Might Predict Tumor Response to Immunotherapy

ARID1A Mutations Might Predict Tumor Response to Immunotherapy

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New findings bolster the case for the predictive utility of ARID1A mutations.

Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage Diagnosis

Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage Diagnosis

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A new test has been shown to be capable of identifying eight different cancers by assessing levels of circulating proteins along with mutations in cell-free DNA.

Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for Inhibition

Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for Inhibition

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Telomerase plays a crucial role in tumor proliferation, and a better understanding of its structure will pave the way for new drug development.

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

Efficacy and Hyperemesis Syndrome Associated With Cannabinoid Use in Cancers ― In the Clinic

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Many clinical trials and systematic reviews note that the use of cannabinoids also comes with adverse events, including a clinical entity that has been gaining evidence in the literature over the last decade called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Post-Radiotherapy Docetaxel for Intermediate-, High-Risk Prostate Cancer Is Not Beneficial

Post-Radiotherapy Docetaxel for Intermediate-, High-Risk Prostate Cancer Is Not Beneficial

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A phase 3 trial involving men treated with radiotherapy for intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer revealed no significant difference in biochemical disease-free survival.

PET/CT Accurately Localizes Recurrent Prostate Cancer

PET/CT Accurately Localizes Recurrent Prostate Cancer

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Salvage therapy guided by 68Ga-PSMA11 PET/CT resulted in high biochemical response rates.

Abiraterone for mCRPC May Benefit Patients Who Are Black More Than Patients Who Are White

Abiraterone for mCRPC May Benefit Patients Who Are Black More Than Patients Who Are White

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Abiraterone plus prednisone was associated with significantly greater PSA progression-free survival among patients who are black compared with white patients.

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Found Not To Improve Survival

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Found Not To Improve Survival

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In a phase 3 trial, Prostvac-V/F did not significantly prolong overall survival among men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic mCRPC.

Abiraterone Plus Leuprolide Offers Edge in M0 Hormone-Naive Prostate Cancer

Abiraterone Plus Leuprolide Offers Edge in M0 Hormone-Naive Prostate Cancer

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Abiraterone plus leuprolide compared with leuprolide decreased the risk of biochemical recurrence by 38%.

Enzalutamide for Advanced Prostate Cancer Does Not Worsen HRQoL

Enzalutamide for Advanced Prostate Cancer Does Not Worsen HRQoL

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Enzalutamide decreases the risk of clinically meaningful deterioration in HRQoL compared with placebo in men with non-metastatic CRPC, new study finds.

Can Oncolytic Viruses Improve Immunotherapies?

Can Oncolytic Viruses Improve Immunotherapies?

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Emerging evidence shows that injecting tumors directly into one tumor can trigger systemic antitumor immunity and immune attacks on untreated tumors elsewhere in the body.

USPSTF 2012 Screening Recommendations May Have Affected Prostate Cancer Testing

USPSTF 2012 Screening Recommendations May Have Affected Prostate Cancer Testing

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The impact of USPSTF recommendations on the incidence and management of prostate cancer have not yet been fully explored.

Active Surveillance May Be Safe for Selected Men With Gleason 3+4 Prostate Cancer

Active Surveillance May Be Safe for Selected Men With Gleason 3+4 Prostate Cancer

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Men with Gleason 6 and Gleason 3+4 prostate cancer who undergo radical prostatectomy after a period on active surveillance have similar surgical outcomes.

Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Lower With Anterior Tumors

Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Lower With Anterior Tumors

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Following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, men with posterior index tumors had 76% increased risk of biochemical recurrence vs those with anterior prostate tumors.

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

Clonally Transmissible Cancers in Nature

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While a recent discovery of a series of communicable cancers has raised concerns, there has been no sign of readily transmittable cancer in people that could spread through a population the way the ones found in other species do.

Could Diet Adjustment Prevent Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Could Diet Adjustment Prevent Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

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A recent article is only the latest in a series of studies drawing attention to the importance of diet in prostate cancer development.

Online Survey May Allow Patients With Prostate Cancer To Accurately Report Comorbidities

Online Survey May Allow Patients With Prostate Cancer To Accurately Report Comorbidities

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The BMH online survey allows patients to enter comorbidity data at home prior to consultation.

The Hunt for Effective Anticancer Vaccines

The Hunt for Effective Anticancer Vaccines

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Researchers are hotly pursuing 2 distinct biological paths that show remarkable promise in the hunt for an effective anticancer vaccine.

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

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Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.

Diet and Dosage: How Much Could Patients Save?

Diet and Dosage: How Much Could Patients Save?

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Knowing that food increases the absorption of some therapies presents the possibility of easily — and significantly — lowering treatment costs.

Adding Mitoxantrone to Adjuvant ADT Not Recommended for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Adding Mitoxantrone to Adjuvant ADT Not Recommended for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

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The cause of death was prostate cancer among 18% vs 22% of patients receiving ADT vs ADT plus MP, respectively.

Preventive Benefit of Finasteride for Prostate Cancer Maintained for 16 Years

Preventive Benefit of Finasteride for Prostate Cancer Maintained for 16 Years

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Results from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial indicate that the reduced risk for prostate cancer among men assigned to finasteride continued throughout 16 years of follow-up.

Anticancer Immunotherapy to Circumvent Tumor Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Anticancer Immunotherapy to Circumvent Tumor Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

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Most tumors do not respond, or evolve resistance, to immune checkpoint inhibition. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have engineered a new class of cancer immunotherapy agents designed to short-circuit key mechanisms of tumors' disruption and evasion of immune system attack.

Phase 1 Trials: Therapy, Not Just Science

Phase 1 Trials: Therapy, Not Just Science

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Phase 1 trials should be considered therapeutic options for some patients.

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

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The risk should not discourage patients with cancer from taking these potentially life-extending therapies.

Low-Dose Abiraterone With Low-Fat Meals: Non-Inferior to Standard Dose

Low-Dose Abiraterone With Low-Fat Meals: Non-Inferior to Standard Dose

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Patients in both treatment arms had a PFS of about 9 months.

Single PSA screening increases prostate cancer detection but does not change mortality

In this randomized controlled trial, men aged 50 to 69 received an invitation to take a single PSA test or were unscreened.

Confronting Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Survival Outcomes

Confronting Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Survival Outcomes

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African Americans have a 60% higher incidence of prostate cancer and are about 2 times more likely to die from the disease.

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

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While CDI is becoming more common in all hospitalized patients, patients with cancer appear to be at an elevated risk.

Can A Consortium of Hospitals Help To Reduce Drug Prices?

Can A Consortium of Hospitals Help To Reduce Drug Prices?

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To help curb drug prices, a consortium of hospital groups recently announced plans to form their own nonprofit drug company.

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