Clinical use of abiraterone in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Chrystia M Zobniw,1 Alanna Causebrook,2 Mei Ka Fong1
1Department of Pharmacy, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA; 2School of Pharmacy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, USA
Abstract: Prostate cancer remains the most common type of cancer among men in the United States. Treatment for metastatic prostate cancer has improved significantly over the years with more and more agents improving overall survival. This review will address the pathophysiology of prostate cancer followed by the mechanism of action and the pharmacokinetic properties of abiraterone. The review will also discuss the role of abiraterone in the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
Keywords: glucocorticoid receptor, CYP17, pipeline, enzalutamide, sipuleucel-T, drug resistance, radium-223 dichloride
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