Pivotal data on radium in PCa published in NEJM | Urology Times

“The publication of the ALSYMPCA data in the New England Journal of Medicine is important, as it will provide physicians with comprehensive data on this recently approved treatment that has demonstrated overall survival in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases, and no known visceral metastatic disease,” explained North American principal investigator Oliver Sartor, MD, of the Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans.

via Pivotal data on radium in PCa published in NEJM | Urology Times.

Prostate cancer frequently spreads to bones if it escapes the prostate. In the ALSYMPCA (ALpharadin in SYMptomatic Prostate CAncer) trial, Radium was shown that it can be safeyl injected into patients with pain from prostate cancer spreading to bones. It was shown to improve survival for these patients, as well as decrease the need for narcotics and radiation therapy for the bone metastases.

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