ESMO: Practice-Changing Trials Due At Meeting (PCa one of them)

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   Posted 10/9/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
This headline appeared in one of my medpage articles: " MILAN -- The more than 14,500 cancer specialists and allied healthcare professionals gathered here for the annual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology are expecting practice-changing trial reports in at least three clinical areas."
One of those areas is prostate cancer:

"The treatment of prostate cancer may change as well when the results of another late-breaker trial are reported, Stahel said.

In that trial, the investigational drug abiraterone in combination with low-dose prednisone was shown to improve outcomes among patients who were unable to control their disease while being treated with taxane-based therapy for hormone-therapy resistant disease."

My medpage site does not have many articles on PCa and treatment when compared with other illnesses.  Always encouraging to see them pop up.

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   Posted 10/10/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It is likely to get fastracked and approvals, it is supposed to be 10 times more power than Keto + Prednisone ....that makes it look pretty good comparitively in the PCa arsenal of drug therapies.

TAK-700 being used by a couple patients right now on this forum, trials useage. I think it is either the same thing or similar(they use Prednisone with it too). We await there results, some reported side effects already like nausea.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage
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