Drug may extend survival for men with advanced prostate cancer

A new hormone therapy drug for men with prostate cancer may increase survival a bit and delay progression of the disease in men who have advanced prostate cancer that has been resistant to standard hormonal therapies, a new study suggests.

The study found that the drug enzalutamide increased survival by 29 percent and delayed disease progression by 81 percent in men who hadn’t received any treatment with chemotherapy.

“There’s new hope for men with very advanced prostate cancer,” said study author Dr. Tomasz Beer, deputy director of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. “This is a treatment with an excellent safety profile that can help men maintain quality of life and extend disease-free progression and extend survival.” Via Drug may extend survival for men with advanced prostate cancer.

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