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Megan E V Caram, Jason P Estes, Jennifer J Griggs, Paul Lin, Bhramar Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Several systemic treatments have been shown to increase survival for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. This study sought to characterize variation in use of the six "focus drugs" (docetaxel, abiraterone, enzalutamide, sipuleucel-T, radium-223, and cabazitaxel) that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer during the years 2010-2015. We hypothesized that the use of these treatments would vary over time and by region of the country...
March 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
Ana Emília Brito, Bárbara Juarez Amorim, Milena Martello, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Elba Etchebehere
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Mehran Makvandi, Edouard Dupis, Jonathan W Engle, F Meiring Nortier, Michael E Fassbender, Sam Simon, Eva R Birnbaum, Robert W Atcher, Kevin D John, Olivier Rixe, Jeffrey P Norenberg
Alpha-emitters are radionuclides that decay through the emission of high linear energy transfer α-particles and possess favorable pharmacologic profiles for cancer treatment. When coupled with monoclonal antibodies, peptides, small molecules, or nanoparticles, the excellent cytotoxic capability of α-particle emissions has generated a strong interest in exploring targeted α-therapy in the pre-clinical setting and more recently in clinical trials in oncology. Multiple obstacles have been overcome by researchers and clinicians to accelerate the development of targeted α-therapies, especially with the recent improvement in isotope production and purification, but also with the development of innovative strategies for optimized targeting...
February 8, 2018: Targeted Oncology
Alexander Liede, Sally Wade, Jan Lethen, Rohini K Hernandez, Douglas Warner, Amy P Abernethy, Antonio Finelli
PURPOSE: This observational study of oncologic clinical practices was designed to describe real-world patterns of use of emerging therapies (abiraterone acetate, cabazitaxel, enzalutamide, radium-223, sipuleucel-T) in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer and to characterize their concomitant use with denosumab or zoledronic acid. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using a database of electronic health records from oncology practices across the United States...
January 24, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
Sunil Parimi, Erica Tsang, Abraham Alexander, Michael Mckenzie, Francois Bachand, Katherine Sunderland, Kim N Chi, Maria Aparicio, Daniel Worsley, Scott Tyldesley
INTRODUCTION: Radium 223 (Ra223) given for six cycles has proven efficacy in clinical trials, but its population-level generalizability has not been well-described. The objectives of this study were to describe population-based Ra223 use in the abiraterone and enzalutamide era and identify factors associated with completion. METHODS: All Ra223 patients at the British Columbia Cancer Agency between September 2013 and February 2016 were identified. Patients who completed <5 vs...
October 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Thu-Cuc Nguyen, Ravneet Bajwa, Shahla Bari, Azka Ali, William Paul Skelton, Roland-Austin Federico, Rohit Bishnoi, Justin W Wray, Robert A Zlotecki, Long H Dang, Jameel Muzaffar
Castration-resistant prostate cancer is an incurable disease. To date, six agents-abiraterone, enzalutamide, docetaxel, cabazitaxel, radium-223 and sipuleucel-T- have shown clinical efficacy in phase III clinical trials, leading to their FDA approval. Patients are typically sequenced through most or all of these agents, and then eventually succumb to their disease. Development of new treatments remains an unmet need. We report a case of a patient who progressed on enzalutamide with a single enlarging metastatic lesion, was treated with ablative stereotactic body radiation therapy while maintaining the same systemic treatment, who then had durable complete remission...
January 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Kaoru Maruyama, Keita Utsunomia, Takahiro Nakamoto, Shigenari Kawakita, Takashi Murota, Noboru Tanigawa
A 76-year-old man with symptomatic bone metastases from castration-resistant prostate cancer underwent Radium-223-dichloride (Ra-223) therapy. Before Ra-223 therapy, he had normal peripheral blood cell counts. Ra-223 therapy relieved his shoulder and low back pain. The elevation of the serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA), doubling every month during Ra-223 therapy, suggested a PSA flare or relapse. Some lesions showed decrease and some lesions showed increase on Tc-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy at two weeks after the third injection of Ra-223 therapy...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
Michel L Peters, Claudine de Meijer, Dirk Wyndaele, Walter Noordzij, Annemarie M Leliveld-Kors, Joan van den Bosch, Pieter H van den Berg, Agni Baka, Jennifer G Gaultney
The article Dutch Economic Value of Radium-223 in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer, written by Michel L. Peters, Claudine de Meijer, Dirk Wyndaele, Walter Noordzij, Annemarie M. Leliveld-Kors, Joan van den Bosch, Pieter H. van den Berg, Agni Baka, Jennifer G. Gaultney was originally published electronically on the publisher's internet portal (currently SpringerLink) on 2nd September, 2017 without open access.
January 4, 2018: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Chris Parker, Axel Heidenreich, Sten Nilsson, Neal Shore
BACKGROUND: Treatment options for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have expanded in recent years and include cytotoxic agents (e.g., docetaxel and cabazitaxel), immunotherapy (e.g., sipuleucel-T), oral hormonal therapies targeting the androgen receptor axis (e.g., enzalutamide and abiraterone), and targeted alpha therapy (e.g., radium-223 dichloride (radium-223)). Although treatment guidelines have been updated to reflect the availability of new agents, it is not easy to apply them in daily clinical practice because recommendations vary depending on patient comorbidities and disease characteristics...
January 3, 2018: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Jorge D Ramos, Elahe A Mostaghel, Colin C Pritchard, Evan Y Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Miriam Hegemann, Moritz Maas, Steffen Rausch, Simon Walz, Jens Bedke, Arnulf Stenzl, Tilman Todenhöfer
Bone metastases have a major impact on quality of life and survival of patients with advanced prostate cancer. In the last decade, the development and approval of substances inhibiting the vicious cycle of bone metastases have enabled the reduction of complications caused by bone metastases in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer. These drugs have raised awareness of the importance of skeletal-related events which in the meantime represent an important end point also in trials using agents not specifically designed for bone lesions...
December 29, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
Paul G Corn, Neeraj Agarwal, John Charles Araujo, Guru Sonpavde
CONTEXT: Multiple single-agent therapies improving survival are approved for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), including two chemotherapies, two androgen-signaling axis-targeting agents, an immunotherapeutic vaccine, and a radiopharmaceutical. Combination therapy can target multiple oncogenic pathways simultaneously, while potentially curbing the development of treatment resistance. OBJECTIVE: To provide a succinct overview of taxane-based combination therapies currently being evaluated for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer...
December 20, 2017: European Urology Focus
Takuro Umeda, Mitsuru Koizumi, Shohei Fukai, Noriaki Miyaji, Kazuki Motegi, Shuto Nakazawa, Tomohiro Takiguchi
OBJECTIVES: To establish a new three-dimensional quantitative evaluation method for bone metastasis, we applied bone single photon emission tomography with computed tomography (SPECT/CT). The total bone uptake (TBU), which measures active bone metastatic burden, was calculated as the sum of [mean uptake obtained as standardized uptake value (SUV) above a cut-off level] × (the volume of the lesion) in the trunk using bone SPECT/CT. We studied the threshold value and utility of TBU in prostate cancer patients treated with radium-223 (Ra-223) therapy...
February 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
Rossella De Luca, Renato Patrizio Costa, Vincenzo Tripoli, Alessandra Murabito, Giuseppe Cicero
BACKGROUND/AIM: Prostate cancer frequently causes bone metastases and skeletal events that impair quality of life (QoL) and survival. The alpha emitter radium-223 is a new drug that improves treatment in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and bone metastases. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of radium-223. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study we enrolled 48 subjects. Pain reduction, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), time to first symptomatic skeletal event, and QoL were the variables we evaluated...
December 15, 2017: Oncology
Thorsten D Poeppel, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Michael Andreeff, Alexander Becherer, Andreas Bockisch, Eva Fricke, Lilli Geworski, Alexander Heinzel, Bernd J Krause, Thomas Krause, Markus Mitterhauser, Wilfried Sonnenschein, Lisa Bodei, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Michael Gabriel
Radium Ra-223 dichloride (radium-223, Xofigo®) is a targeted alpha therapy approved for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease. Radium-223 is the first targeted alpha therapy in this indication providing a new treatment option, with evidence of a significant survival benefit, both in overall survival and in the time to the first symptomatic skeletal-related event. The skeleton is the most common metastatic site in patients with advanced prostate cancer...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Joan Carles, Mª José Méndez, Álvaro Pinto, Mª Isabel Sáez, José A Arranz, Pablo Maroto, Pilar López-Criado, Begoña Mellado, Jesús García Donas, Susana Hernando, Luís León, Aránzazu González Del Alba, Núria Laínez, Emilio Esteban, Gaspar Reynés, José L Pérez-Gracia, Josep R Germà, Marta López-Brea, Begoña Pérez-Valderrama, Cristina Moretones, Daniel Castellano
AIM: To report results from the Spanish subset included in the radium-223 international early access program (iEAP). PATIENTS & METHODS: Ninety patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer and bone metastases received radium-223 55 kBq/kg every 4 weeks for six cycles. RESULTS: The median time to disease progression was 8 months and to prostate-specific antigen progression was 4 months. The percentage of patients with ≥50% confirmed declines in prostate-specific antigen was 9%...
December 13, 2017: Future Oncology
Neal D Shore, Ronald F Tutrone, Neil F Mariados, Luke T Nordquist, Bryan A Mehlhaff, Karyn J Steere, Stacey S Harrelson
BACKGROUND: Multiple castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) therapies are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Radium-223 dichloride (Ra-223) with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone have different mechanisms of action and distinct off-target side-effect profiles. We prospectively investigated their combined safety, tolerability, and patient-reported outcome measures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: eRADicAte, an investigator-initiated, phase II trial, studied 31 patients with metastatic CRPC, from 5 United States uro-oncology research sites...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Brenda E Pratt, Cecilia Hindorf, Sarah J Chittenden, Christopher C Parker, Glenn D Flux
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the fraction of administered activity that was excreted and retained by a small cohort of patients who each received treatment with radium-223 dichloride (Ra). Ra is an α-emitting radionuclide that has been approved for use in the treatment of bone metastases that are secondary to castration resistant prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six patients received two weight-based administrations of Ra 6 weeks apart...
February 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
Oliver Sartor, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Christopher Sweeney, Daniel C Fernandez, Fabio Almeida, Andrei Iagaru, Alan Brown, Matthew R Smith, Manish Agrawal, Adam P Dicker, Jorge A Garcia, Jose Lutzky, Yu-Ning Wong, Oana Petrenciuc, Jeremy Gratt, Neal D Shore, Michael J Morris
BACKGROUND: In the phase III ALSYMPCA trial, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients had few prior life-prolonging therapies. Following ALSYMPCA, which demonstrated radium-223 survival benefit, and before radium-223 U.S. commercial availability, an expanded access program (EAP) providing early-access radium-223 allowed life-prolonging therapies in current use. SUBJECTS, MATERIALS, AND METHODS: This phase II, open-label, single-arm, multicenter U...
February 2018: Oncologist
García-Pérez Francisco Osvaldo, Medina-Ornelas Sevastián Salvador, Santana-Ríos Zael, Sobrevilla-Moreno Nora
Our study evaluates the feasibility of compassionate exemption of Radium-223 (223 Ra) treatment in metastatic hormone-sensitive high-grade prostate cancer (mHSHGPC) patients with concomitant androgen deprivation-therapy (ADT). Seven patients with mHSHGPC, were treated with six cycles of223 Ra plus ADT. All patients had undergone to18 F-NaF-PET/CT. A qualitative analyses of the18 F-NaF-PET/CT was performed in conjunction with Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Lactate-dehydrogenase (LDH) and Prostatic-Specific Antigen (PSA) values...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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