Objective: Review the recent advances in the treatment of androgen independent prostate cancer (AIPC). Methods: Review recent abstracts and literature utilizing Medline/PubMed using key words: androgen independent/hormone refractory prostate cancer, novel treatment options, Phase II, III trials and meeting abstracts/presentations. Conclusion: Two pivotal trials SWOG (Southwest Oncology Group) study 9916 and Taxotere 327 have shown that survival can be improved in this population by administration of chemotherapy with docetaxel every three weeks intravenously. An overall survival of 19 months could be achieved with docetaxel/prednisone compared to16 months with mitoxantrone/ prednisone. Despite this, there is a need to improve on this survival benefit because the relapse free survival among responders is often short (6 months) and patients often would have progression of their cancer leading to death. Satraplatin, a novel platinum analogue had been found to provide an additional 1.5 week progression free survival benefit in this population in the second line setting. There is however, a need to develop less toxic drugs that would improve survival significantly.
|Translated title of the contribution||Novel promising treatment options for metastatic androgen independent prostate cancer|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Actas Urologicas Espanolas|
|State||Published - Jun 2007|
- Androgen independent/hormone refractory prostate cancer
- Novel treatment options
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