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Urol Clin North Am. 2010 Feb;37(1):105-19, Table of Contents. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.11.011.

Novel targeted therapies for prostate cancer.

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Division of Medical Oncology, BC Cancer Agency - Vancouver Cancer Centre, 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4E6, Canada.


This article reviews the concepts and rationale behind targeted agents that are currently in clinical testing for patients with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying prostate cancer progression has translated into a variety of treatment approaches. Agents targeting androgen receptor activation and local steroidogenesis, angiogenesis, apoptosis, chaperone proteins, the insulinlike growth factor pathway, RANK ligand, endothelin receptors, and Src family kinases are entering, or have recently completed, accrual to phase III trials for patients with CRPC. There has also been interest generated by data from early-phase studies evaluating multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors, agents effecting signal transduction pathways, and novel cytotoxics.

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