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Oct 10, 2016

Janssen-Cilag International NV has presented the first reported primary treatment outcome data from The Prostate Cancer Registry at the 2016 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Prostate Cancer Registry is the first and largest prospective study of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in Europe. The preliminary data suggest that chemotherapy-naïve patients benefit more from treatment than post-chemotherapy patients. Furthermore, patients have a higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response when treated with androgen receptor-targeted agents than with taxanes, after first line docetaxel treatment.

“The Prostate Cancer Registry provides unique insights into the treatment of mCRPC patients from a large, real-world population. With enrolment now complete at over 3,000 patients across 16 countries, there is no other registry in advanced prostate cancer of this size that has produced such a large volume of data. The Prostate Cancer Registry is helping us to address a critical gap in our understanding of the real-world management of patients with mCRPC. This involves studying patients who have high rates of comorbidities and use multiple medications, who are usually excluded from clinical trials. Every patient is different and it is extremely important for clinicians to be able to understand how men with mCRPC respond to medications to ensure that we chose the very best treatment for each individual. I look forward to seeing further data as the Registry continues,” said Dr Simon Chowdhury, Guy’s Hospital, London.

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