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Zoledronic acid for the treatment of prostate cancer.

07:00 EST 7th February 2019 | BioPortfolio

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Prostate cancer remains the most common solid tumor afflicting men in the developed world. Metastatic prostate cancer is a source of great morbidity and mortality especially due to osseous involvement that gives rise to significant symptoms of pain or pathologic fractures or cord compression. Bisphosphonates had been widely used in the treatment of metastatic prostate bone metastases given their demonstrated benefit with a delay of skeletal-related events (SREs) but without prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response or overall survival benefit. Areas covered: In this review, the authors summarize the available literature on the clinical studies that led to the development and regulatory approval of zoledronic acid in men with metastatic prostate cancer. The authors also provide their expert opinion and future perspectives on this therapeutic. Expert opinion: Zoledronic acid is an established adjunctive treatment and bone-targeted therapy for the supportive care of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Efforts to study its utility in earlier phases of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer has not shown superior outcomes compared with standard androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) or docetaxel alone.

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Name: Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy
ISSN: 1744-7666
Pages: 1-10

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