In an interview with Targeted Oncology following the American Urological Association Virtual Annual Meeting, Eric A. Klein, MD, discussed the importance of molecular testing in Caucasian and African American patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. He also discussed the pros and cons of active surveillance.
A. Oliver Sartor, MD, discusses the design for an observational study of disease characteristics and outcome of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who received 177Lu-PSMA after receiving radium-223.
According to findings from the phase 1b COSMIC-021 trial presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program, cabozantinib and atezolizumab demonstrated clinically meaningful activity in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, including those with high-risk clinical features.
Stratified multivariate analysis as well as efficacy from multiple treatment time points confirmed the benefit of cabazitaxel over abiraterone acetate or enzalutamide as a standard treatment in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who were previously treated with docetaxel and either of those 2 androgen receptor-targeted agents, according to results presented during the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology Virtual Scientific Program.
Patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer receiving darolutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy had a 31% reduction for the risk of death compared with placebo and ADT, according to the results of the phase 3 ARAMIS trial’s preplanned final overall survival analysis presented during the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program.
"Liquid biopsies continue to gain attention in the field of oncology. The ability to have a rapid, noninvasive test, and one that allows for serial treatment monitoring is imperative for more precise patient care."
Apalutimide in combination with androgen deprivation therapy led to a significant improvement in overall survival in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in the phase 3 SPARTAN clinical trial.
"The CONDOR study met its primary endpoint. Indeed, it well exceeded it. And it demonstrated excellent diagnostic performance of PyL PET in men with biochemically relapsed prostate cancer, even at very low PSA values."