No, it is not a cure, unfortunately. There are no cures for metastatic prostate cancer. Some medicines extend life for a median of several months. However, keep in mind that life is extended for years in some men, but not at all in others. The clinical trials are trying to find what genetic characteristics determine who responds and who doesn't. MSK is a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, I'm hopeful that the PARP inhibitor/platin will have a big effect.
I think your current plan to start with Xofigo is a good one. But do ask Scher about
the trial of I-131-MIP-1095.
What Scher was talking about
was not a PSMA scan
. What he meant was a PSMA-based therapy
. It is not available in California yet, as far as I know, only in Houston so far. They administer the drug once every 3 months for up to 4 cycles, so it is time consuming and expensive, and will not be covered by insurance.
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
•SBRT 9 yr onc. results
•SBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.1,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEsmy PC blog