Navigation Links
Hormone Therapy May Fight Resistant Prostate Cancer
Date:4/14/2010

Experimental treatment offers hope against cancer that returns after castration

WEDNESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that a new hormone treatment could be a weapon for doctors in the battle against a form of prostate cancer that's resistant to surgical removal of the testicles.

Only two of the three phases of research required for new drug treatments have been completed, however. At this point, it's not clear whether the treatment will go on to receive federal approval.

The hormone treatment, called MDV3100, is being tested as a treatment for a disease known as castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to a report on the research, published online April 14 in The Lancet.

Prostate tumors need testosterone to grow. One treatment involves castration, possibly with additional drug treatment, to combat the body's processing of testosterone.

Though the treatment kills some cancer cells, others remain alive but dormant, the researchers explained in a news release from the journal. And these cells can re-grow and survive without as much testosterone, thus becoming castration-resistant, they said.

For their study, Dr. Howard Scher of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and his colleagues tested the MDV3100 hormone treatment in 140 men in the United States with castration-resistant prostate cancer. The researchers gave varying doses, from 30 to 600 milligrams a day, to the men to find the maximum tolerable dose, which they determined to be 240 milligrams.

"We recorded encouraging anti-tumor activity with MDV3100 in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer," both before and after chemotherapy, the researchers wrote in their report.

The researchers have begun a third phase of testing in which they will compare the hormone treatment to a placebo to see if it helps men with advanced prostate cancer live longer.

More information

For more about prostate cancer, visit the U.S. National Cancer Institute.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, April 14, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hormones Tied to Diabetes Might Also Influence Fertility
2. Anti-aging hormones: Little or no benefit and the risks are high
3. Demonstrated in vivo the transfer of maternal thyroid hormones to the fetus
4. Novel soy germ-based dietary supplement, SE5-OH containing natural S-Equol, examined for safety and influence on hormones in pre- and post-menopausal women
5. Promising hormone may help reduce malnutrition in gastric cancer patients
6. Hormone Replacement Might Relieve Arthritis
7. Hormone replacement in joint fluid has potential regenerative effect
8. Another perk of painkillers? Decreased hormone levels may reduce cancer risk
9. Metagenics Launches Estrovera™, an All-Natural, Clinically Demonstrated Alternative to Hormone Therapy for Relief of Hot Flashes and Other Menopausal Symptoms*
10. Thyroid hormone analogue for treating high cholesterol
11. Thyroid Hormone Analogue for Treating High Cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: