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AR-V7 status does not affect response to taxane chemotherapy in patients with mCRPC

AR-V7 status does not affect response to taxane chemotherapy in patients with mCRPC

Findings from a small prospective study suggest that androgen receptor V7 (or AR-V7) status does not significantly affect response to taxane chemotherapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Treatment outcomes were largely similar for the 17 patients with AR-V7-positive prostate cancer and the 20 patients with AR-V7-negative disease included in this analysis. [More]
PCF announces Challenge Awards to support research on new treatment strategies for prostate cancer

PCF announces Challenge Awards to support research on new treatment strategies for prostate cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) announces 3 new Challenge Awards to support discoveries for the treatment of lethal prostate cancer. [More]
Cabazitaxel therapy may be more effective in treating prostate cancer

Cabazitaxel therapy may be more effective in treating prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer for men in the United States. Only one class of chemotherapy called taxanes is effective against the disease. [More]
Abiraterone drug improves survival in prostate cancer patients when given before chemotherapy

Abiraterone drug improves survival in prostate cancer patients when given before chemotherapy

Pioneering prostate cancer drug abiraterone significantly extends the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if given before chemotherapy, the results of a major phase III clinical trial have shown. [More]
Johnson & Johnson announces sales of $18.3 billion for Q4 2014

Johnson & Johnson announces sales of $18.3 billion for Q4 2014

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $18.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, a decrease of 0.6% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 3.9% and the negative impact of currency was 4.5%. Domestic sales increased 7.4%. [More]
Johnson & Johnson's sales increase 5.1% to $18.5 billion in Q3 2014

Johnson & Johnson's sales increase 5.1% to $18.5 billion in Q3 2014

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $18.5 billion for the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.1% as compared to the third quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 5.8% and the negative impact of currency was 0.7%. Domestic sales increased 11.6%. International sales decreased 0.3%, reflecting operational growth of 1.0% and a negative currency impact of 1.3%. [More]
Phase 3 COU-AA-302 results show ZYTIGA plus prednisone prolongs overall survival in men with chemotherapy-naive mCRPC

Phase 3 COU-AA-302 results show ZYTIGA plus prednisone prolongs overall survival in men with chemotherapy-naive mCRPC

A final analysis of the Phase 3 COU-AA-302 trial presented today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain showed that ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone significantly prolonged overall survival (OS), compared to an active control of placebo plus prednisone, in men with chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). [More]
Cancer Research UK, CRT partner with Asterias to trail novel immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer

Cancer Research UK, CRT partner with Asterias to trail novel immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer

CANCER RESEARCH UK and Cancer Research Technology , the charity's development and commercialisation arm, have reached an agreement with Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, to take forward Asterias' novel immunotherapy treatment AST-VAC2 into clinical trials in subjects with non-small cell lung cancer. [More]
Johnson & Johnson sales increase 9.1% to $19.5 billion in second quarter 2014

Johnson & Johnson sales increase 9.1% to $19.5 billion in second quarter 2014

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $19.5 billion for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 9.1% as compared to the second quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 9.4% and the negative impact of currency was 0.3%. [More]
Johnson & Johnson's sales increase 3.5% to $18.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Johnson & Johnson's sales increase 3.5% to $18.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $18.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 3.5% as compared to the first quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 5.3% and the negative impact of currency was 1.8%. Domestic sales increased 2.2%. International sales increased 4.5%, reflecting operational growth of 7.9% and a negative currency impact of 3.4%. [More]
UC Davis experts call for updated prostate cancer treatment guidelines

UC Davis experts call for updated prostate cancer treatment guidelines

With a deluge of promising new drug treatments for advanced prostate cancer on the market, a new model of care is needed that emphasizes collaboration between urologists and medical oncologists, according to UC Davis prostate cancer experts. [More]
Advanced prostate cancer therapies: an interview with Dr. Nancy Dawson, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Advanced prostate cancer therapies: an interview with Dr. Nancy Dawson, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The prostate gland produces part of the seminal fluid that protects sperm. It is located in front of the rectum and under the bladder, and surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine flows from the bladder to and out of the penis. [More]
Astrazeneca, Janssen To Promote Novel Prostate Cancer Treatment In Japan

Astrazeneca, Janssen To Promote Novel Prostate Cancer Treatment In Japan

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Astrazeneca, Janssen To Promote Novel Prostate Cancer Treatment In Japan

Astrazeneca, Janssen To Promote Novel Prostate Cancer Treatment In Japan

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Drug to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration in men

Drug to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration in men

Abiraterone acetate, a recently FDA-approved drug used to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, significantly delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration when taken in conjunction with prednisone. [More]
CHMP recommends approval of Xofigo for CRPC, symptomatic bone and visceral metastases

CHMP recommends approval of Xofigo for CRPC, symptomatic bone and visceral metastases

Bayer HealthCare announced today that the the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride) for approval with a proposed indication for the treatment of adults with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastases. [More]

Abiraterone can prolong overall survival and delay severe pain in prostate cancer patients

Abiraterone acetate (abiraterone for short, trade name: Zytiga) has been approved in Germany since December 2012 for men with metastatic prostate cancer that is not responsive to hormone blockade, who only have mild symptoms or so far none at all, and in whom chemotherapy is not yet indicated. [More]
Researchers explore targeted therapies for prostate cancer

Researchers explore targeted therapies for prostate cancer

Are certain drugs more effective against some types of prostate cancers than others? Researchers know that not all therapies work for all patients – the next question is to figure out how to match the right treatments with the right patients. [More]

Tokai Pharmaceuticals raises $35.5M in Series E financing

Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new treatments for prostate cancer, today announced that the company raised $35.5 million in a Series E financing based on encouraging clinical progress and investor support for galeterone (TOK-001), Tokai's lead prostate cancer drug candidate. [More]
Abiraterone's anti-androgenic properties may stop tumor growth of CRPC, says prize-winning Dutch study

Abiraterone's anti-androgenic properties may stop tumor growth of CRPC, says prize-winning Dutch study

As part of an EU-supported IMI-PREDECT consortium, a Dutch study showed that anti-androgenic properties of the drug abiraterone may provide an additional mechanism of action in blocking tumour growth of castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). [More]