Un autre médicament de cette classe de médicament synthétiques :
(Jun. 3, 2008) — Men with a certain type of prostate cancer have been shown to respond to a new chemotherapy drug, Sagopilone, plus prednisone in an international trial led by Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers.
Les hommes avec un certain type de cancer de la prostate ont montré une réponse à un nouveua médicament, le sagopilone, avec la prednisone dans un essai international conduite par le centre de l'orégon.
The research involved men with androgen-independent prostate cancer that has metastasized, meaning their cancer has spread beyond the prostate and is not longer responding to hormonal therapies. This is the most advanced form of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men in the United States, where it is responsible for more male deaths than any other cancer, except lung cancer.
Cette recherche implique des hommes avec le cancer avancé de la prostate qui ne réponds plus aux traitements anti-hormonal.
"We are showing solid activity that this drug shows promise," said Tomasz Beer, M.D., principal investigator. He is the Grover C. Bagby Endowed Chair for Cancer Research, director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program at the OHSU Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine (hematology/medical oncology), OHSU School of Medicine.
This research will be presented Saturday, May 31 at 8 a.m. at the annual American Association of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.
Of the 37 study participants taking the Sagopilone and prednisone long enough to be evaluated, the majority showed positive results in the reduction of their prostate specific antigens, or PSA. PSA is often elevated in the presence of prostate cancer.
Des 37 participants qui ont pris la Sagopilone avec la prednisone assez longtemps pour être évalué, la majorité ont montré des résultats positifs dans la réduction des antigènes spécifiques PSA.
During the three-month trial thirteen study participants had a more than 50 percent reduction in their PSA; 23 showed a 30 percent reduction; one who had radiographic measurable disease showed complete response; and four had unconfirmed prostate response. A 30 percent reduction in PSA levels in three months is a strong indicator of survival.
durant les 3 mois de l'essai , 13 particpants ont montré une réduction du psa de plus de 50%, 23 ont montré une réduction de 30%, 1 qui avait une maladie décernable sur radiographie a montré une réponse complète et 4 ont eu une réponse non confirmée. Une réduction de 30% du psa en 3 mois est un fort indicateur de survie.
Sagopilone, a fully synthetic derivation, is a new class of drug that inhibits growth and the spread of malignant cell, similar to docetaxel, which has been the gold standard for this type of hormone independent prostate cancer. Docetaxel, however, it is not a cure and not all patients benefit from it. For this reason, Beer and colleagues are committed to searching for new drugs that will be effective against advanced prostate cancer.
LA sagopilone est un médicament 100% synthétique.
"We look forward to completing this study and to the further investigation of Sagopilone as a new treatment option for men with advanced prostate cancer," said Beer.
The study was carried out in collaboration with members of the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium, as well as a number of collaborating institutions in the United States and Argentina.