The FDA recently approved the oral androgen receptor inhibitor enzalutamide (Xtandi) for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have previously received docetaxel (Taxotere).
A common enzyme that is easily detected in blood may predict how well patients with advanced kidney cancer will respond to a specific treatment, according to physicians at Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC.
Researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York have successfully developed and tested a new prostate cancer screening method.
Due to manufacturing issues, a formulation of the bladder cancer treatment bacillus Calmette-GuÃ©rin is currently unavailable from one manufacturer.
Fesoterodine fumarate (Toviaz) appears to reduce urge urinary incontinence in patients with overactive bladder who had a suboptimal response to tolterodine tartrate extended release (Detrol LA), according to a phase IV study.
Interim data from a phase III trial of a novel radiation agent in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) showed the agent's efficacy to be significantly sufficient to bring the trial to a halt at a planned interim analysis so as to be able offer the agent to men in the placebo arm.
The diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) was associated with a 22% increased risk of developing bladder cancer in a recent study, supporting earlier research findings of a link between the drug and bladder cancer.
American Medical Systems (Minnetonka, MN) has signed a co-development agreement with Allergan, Inc. to jointly develop and seek regulatory approval for the delivery of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) using the AMS JetTouch system for treatment of overactive bladder.
The FDA has approved the once-daily oral beta-3 adrenergic agonist mirabegron (Myrbetriq) for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and urinary frequency.
Testosterone replacement therapy may result in weight reduction and improvement in symptoms of metabolic syndrome, according to separate studies presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting in Houston.