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UCLA, UCSF gain FDA approval for prostate cancer imaging technique

The University of California's two nationally ranked medical centers, UCSF and UCLA, and their nuclear medicine teams have obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer a new imaging technique for prostate cancer that locates cancer lesions in the pelvic area and other parts of the body... Read More


The Prostate Cancer Foundation and Robert F. Smith Announce New Effort to Address Health Disparities for African American Men

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 21, 2020 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, announce a new effort to reduce deaths from prostate cancer, one of the largest health disparities facing African American men today. “As African American men are... Read More


Lynparza approved in the US for HRR gene-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck & Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced that Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved in the US for patients with homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration... Read More


Rubraca® (Rucaparib) Approved In The U.S. As Monotherapy Treatment For Patients With BRCA1/2-Mutant, Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (MCRPC) Who Have Been Treated With Androgen Receptor-Directed Therapy And A Taxane-Based Chemotherapy

Rubraca is the first PARP inhibitor approved in a prostate cancer setting  Accelerated approval based on objective response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR) data from the TRITON2 clinical trial i   44% ORR (95% CI 31, 57) and median DOR not evaluable (95% CI 6.4, NE, range in... Read More


FDA approves enzalutamide for metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer

December 16, 2019 – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new use for enzalutamide (Xtandi®) for the treatment of metastatic hormone-sensitive (aka, “castration-sensitive”) prostate cancer (mHSPC).  Enzalutamide has previously been FDA-approved for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC). PCF funded... Read More


FDA Approves Enzalutamide (Xtandi) for Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

July 13, 2018 – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved enzalutamide (Xtandi) for the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (non-metastatic CRPC).  Non-metastatic CRPC is a clinical state in which PSA levels begin to rise in patients being treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), but metastases are... Read More


Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Statement on Late-Breaking ASCO Presentation Regarding Racial Differences in Prostate Cancer and Call for Greater Diversity in Clinical Trial Participation

JUNE 1, 2018  - Each year three million men in the U.S. battle prostate cancer and on average one in nine men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. However, there are significant racial disparities about the impact of the disease, particularly for men of African descent. Compared to men of... Read More


Prostate Cancer Foundation Statement on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Updated Prostate Screening Guidelines

Yesterday, the USPSTF updated its 2012 position on prostate cancer screening recommending that clinicians should selectively offer or provide periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening for prostate cancer for men between the ages of 55 to 69 (C recommendation). The USPSTF maintained its recommendation against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in... Read More


Clinical trial finds strong promise for new treatment that targets radiation directly to prostate cancer

May 8, 2018  A study published today in Lancet Oncology reported highly promising results from a phase 2 clinical trial testing a new treatment, 177Lu-PSMA-617, which targets radiation directly to prostate cancer. “We show in a prospective study that in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have progressed after standard... Read More


New NCCN Guidelines Incorporate PCF-Funded Research on Cancer Risk Genes

Thanks in large part to the kinds of genetic and precision medicine that the Prostate Cancer Foundation has been funding, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has issued updated prostate cancer guidelines that include new information about the role of family history and genomic testing to select precision medicine treatments... Read More