Current understanding of resistance to abiraterone  and enzalutamide in advanced prostate cancer.

Abstract

ESA Approximately 15% to 25% of patients with CRPC do not respond to first-line treatment with either abiraterone (Zytiga, Janssen) or enzalutamide (Xtandi, Astellas/Medivation), meaning that their prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values do not decrease or their tumors do not regress. The other 75% to 85% of patients respond to abiraterone or enzalutamide initially, but a subsequent PSA increase or tumor progression occurs in nearly all of them with time. In the first-line CRPC setting, resistance typically develops after 9 to 15 months of treatment with either agent. What is interesting is that patients who receive enzalutamide or abiraterone as first-line therapy and subsequently become resistant have only a 15% to 30% rate of response to the alternative agent as second-line CRPC treatment. That finding clearly shows that cross-resistance occurs between enzalutamide and abiraterone. Resistance to second-line therapy takes approximately 3 to 6 months to develop, so the duration of benefit of second-line CRPC therapy is decreased by at least 50% compared with that of first-line therapy.

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@article{Antonarakis2016CurrentUO, title={Current understanding of resistance to abiraterone  and enzalutamide in advanced prostate cancer.}, author={Emmanuel S. Antonarakis}, journal={Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O}, year={2016}, volume={14 5}, pages={316-9} }