New treatment for Prostate cancer

At the recent ESMO congress, new data was presented showing that upfront treatment with Abiraterone helps patients liver longer.

Hormone injections plus Chemotherapy is standard of care for new diagnosed advanced prostate cancer ( doublet treatment).

A French trial ( PEACE 1) explored the use of Abiraterone in this setting. The investigators found that a “triplet treatment” of Abiraterone + Chemotherapy + Hormone injections would make people live substantially.

This is likely to become standard of care in near future.

Another U.K. trial ( STAMPEDE) assessed Abiraterone in the High risk but less advanced prostate cancer. The study found that adding Abiraterone to the other treatments can improve survival of prostate patients.

This again is likely to become standard of care.

References

Possible changes in the standard of care for metastatic and non-metastatic prostate cancer. 19 Sep 2021. ESMO Congress 2021

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