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Results from STRIVE trial of enzalutamide versus bicalutamide in CRPC published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Results from STRIVE trial of enzalutamide versus bicalutamide in CRPC published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Astellas US LLC, a United States (U.S.) subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., and Medivation, Inc. today announced that results from the STRIVE trial of enzalutamide compared to bicalutamide in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Docetaxel remains effective in prostate cancer even after treatment with androgen-deprivation therapy

Docetaxel remains effective in prostate cancer even after treatment with androgen-deprivation therapy

A study presented at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium shows that 40 percent of patients with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with docetaxel following abiraterone had at least 50 percent reduction in prostate specific antigen (PSA), demonstrating the activity of this drug sequencing. [More]
Biocept introduces blood-based test for detection, monitoring of prostate cancer and breast cancer

Biocept introduces blood-based test for detection, monitoring of prostate cancer and breast cancer

Biocept, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company commercializing and developing biomarkers to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, announces the launch of the CLIA-validated androgen receptor expression assay using a patient's blood for the detection and monitoring of late-stage prostate cancer and a certain form of breast cancer. [More]
High diversity among circulating tumor cells predicts survival, treatment resistance in prostate cancer patients

High diversity among circulating tumor cells predicts survival, treatment resistance in prostate cancer patients

Research teams at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Epic Sciences have found that greater diversity among circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of advanced prostate cancer patients predicts not only shorter overall survival, but also the development of resistance to key anti-androgen therapies. [More]
New discovery may soon make prostate cancer cells easier to destroy

New discovery may soon make prostate cancer cells easier to destroy

A newly discovered connection between two common prostate cancer treatments may soon make prostate cancer cells easier to destroy. Drugs that could capitalize on the discovery are already in the pipeline, and a clinical trial to test whether the finding could improve treatments for prostate cancer patients could be only a few years away. [More]
High testosterone levels in women may increase uterine fibroid risk

High testosterone levels in women may increase uterine fibroid risk

Women who have high levels of both testosterone and estrogen in midlife may face a greater risk of developing benign tumors on the uterus called uterine fibroids than women with low levels of the hormones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
ESSA reports net loss of $11.5 million for year ended September 30, 2015

ESSA reports net loss of $11.5 million for year ended September 30, 2015

ESSA Pharma Inc. today reported financial results for the year ended September 30, 2015. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). [More]
Androgen deprivation therapy elevates Alzheimer’s risk

Androgen deprivation therapy elevates Alzheimer’s risk

US researchers find that androgen deprivation therapy increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in men with prostate cancer, with the risk rising with greater duration of therapy. [More]
Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer may up Alzheimer's disease risk

Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer may up Alzheimer's disease risk

Men taking androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer were almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the years that followed than those who didn't undergo the therapy, an analysis of medical records from two large hospital systems by Penn Medicine and Stanford University researchers has shown. [More]
Researchers reveal potential for exploring new treatment options for triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers reveal potential for exploring new treatment options for triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers from Caris Life Sciences and Fox Chase Cancer Center – Temple Health announced the presentation of two studies revealing the potential for exploring new therapeutic options for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. [More]
Finding may lead to better understanding of male genital birth defects

Finding may lead to better understanding of male genital birth defects

University of Florida Health researchers have identified genes that are disrupted by abnormal hormone signaling at crucial points during development, a finding that may lead to a better understanding of how the most common male genital birth defects arise in humans. [More]
Men with prostate cancer get stronger bones from playing football

Men with prostate cancer get stronger bones from playing football

Men with prostate cancer run the risk of brittle bones as a side-effect of their treatment. But one hour's football training a few times a week counters many of the negative effects of the treatment, according to University of Copenhagen scientists. [More]
MicroRNA reduces tumor growth, increases cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer

MicroRNA reduces tumor growth, increases cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer

Researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that the microRNA, miR-124, reduced tumor growth and increased cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer. [More]
Viking submits IND application to FDA to conduct VK2809 Phase 2 study in patients with LDL-C and fatty liver disease

Viking submits IND application to FDA to conduct VK2809 Phase 2 study in patients with LDL-C and fatty liver disease

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that it has submitted an investigational new drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct a Phase 2 study of VK2809 in patients with hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease. [More]
Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking begins VK5211 Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the initiation of dosing in the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of VK5211 in patients who recently suffered a hip fracture. [More]
Transition Therapeutics Ireland signs agreement for investigator-led TT701 Phase 2 clinical study

Transition Therapeutics Ireland signs agreement for investigator-led TT701 Phase 2 clinical study

Transition Therapeutics Inc. announced today that Transition Therapeutics Ireland Limited has entered into an agreement for an investigator-led clinical study of drug candidate, TT701, with Brigham and Women's Hospital. [More]
Genetic discovery sheds light on how prostate cancer develops and spreads

Genetic discovery sheds light on how prostate cancer develops and spreads

A new and important genetic discovery, which sheds light on how prostate cancers develop and spread, has been made by an international research team led by scientists at The University of Nottingham. [More]
Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking successfully completes safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in elderly subjects

Viking Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the successful completion of a short-term safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic study of VK5211 in healthy elderly subjects. VK5211, the company's lead program for muscle and bone disorders, is an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) being developed for the treatment of patients recovering from non-elective hip fracture surgery. [More]
Prostate Cells Undergo 'Reprogramming' To Form Tumors, Study Finds

Prostate Cells Undergo 'Reprogramming' To Form Tumors, Study Finds

Scientists have gained a key insight into how prostate tumors get their start - not by rewriting the normal DNA code, but by reprogramming the master regulator of genes in prostate cells to drive malignant growth. [More]
New studies suggest ways to improve cancer care by inhibiting oncogenes, boosting tumor-suppressor activity

New studies suggest ways to improve cancer care by inhibiting oncogenes, boosting tumor-suppressor activity

Two new studies by cancer scientists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) suggest new approaches for treating cancer by inhibiting overactive cancer-promoting genes and by enhancing the activity of sluggish tumor-suppressor genes. [More]
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