Research on the role of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) gains momentum, as a new study finds ctDNA assessment promising in the monitoring and prognosis of mCRPC and in identifying new therapeutic targets for the disease.
A recent study presented at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2017 held in Orlando, Florida, US showed that antibiotic use in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) may dampen the efficacy of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors.
Patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) may be able to reduce treatment cost by taking low-dose abiraterone acetate with a low-fat breakfast as a study shows noninferiority of the regimen compared with standard dosing on an empty stomach.
Individuals with comorbidities in addition to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an elevated risk of exacerbations, more so if the comorbidity is another chronic respiratory disease, according to a study from the Netherlands.
Findings of two studies presented recently at the European Cancer Congress 2017 (ECCO 2017) demonstrates the effect of the PD-1 inhibitor, pembrolizumab, against a rare form of melanoma and bladder cancer.
The prevalence of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) increases with age and is more common in men aged 50 years and above. Dr Ronny Tan, consultant urologist and director of andrology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, speaks on how GPs can best manage this condition.