New Drug Slows Metastatic Prostate Cancer

June 2, 2014 5:35 PM

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(HealthDay News) — Enzalutamide, an oral androgen-receptor inhibitor, is superior to placebo for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer before chemotherapy, according a study published online June 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This research was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from May 30–June 3 in Chicago.

Tomasz M. Beer, MD, of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and colleagues randomly assigned 1,717 patients with metastatic prostate cancer to receive either enzalutamide or placebo.

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