We will review how PARP inhibitors function as a class, review the molecular features that sensitize cancer cells to this therapy, and discuss the data supporting its potential for patients with prostate cancer.
Having said that, PARP inhibition is one of the most promising approaches for “precision therapy” so far. Within the next few years and with the help of ongoing clinical trials, we should have a better understanding of whether or not the high expectations raised will be translated into clinical reality.
In this video, Dr. Nicholas David James discusses the results of the STAMPEDE trial, which tested front-line docetaxel combined with hormonal therapy in patients with advanced, hormone-naive prostate cancer.
Dr. Morris discusses results and implications of the CHAARTED trial, which studied the survival impact of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) plus docetaxel vs ADT alone for hormone-sensitive newly metastatic prostate cancer.
Nancy Dawson, MD discusses PSA dynamics: the significance of PSA levels and PSA doubling time—the marker which currently provides the most information—and their usefulness in predicting metastatic disease and in counseling patients on their prognosis.