Tag Archives: Prostate

A new hormonal therapy for prostate cancer is under expedited FDA review

In June, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an accelerated review of a promising new drug for advanced prostate cancer. Called relugolix, it suppresses testosterone and other hormones that speed the cancer’s growth. If approved, this new type of hormonal therapy is expected to set a new standard of care for the disease.… Read More »

Sugars could be the key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer

A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo distinct but… Read More »

Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis

A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home — according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Scientists pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years… Read More »

FDA Approves Erleada (apalutamide) for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer (mCSPC)

Print this page HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Erleada (apalutamide) for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC).1 Today’s approval follows FDA Priority Review Designation of the supplemental New Drug… Read More »