What are the results from Avodart clinical trials?
Oncologist Charles “Snuffy” Myers Transcript
Title: What are findings from Avodart clinical trials?
… and there’s a large randomized control trial published in Lancet, that showed adding Avodart to active surveillance significantly statistically improved outcome… as fewer patients progressed on Avodart than on control.
Though not in the original paper the key author of that paper said that 18% of patients on active surveillance on Avodart, the cancer disappeared. It shrank to the point where it could no longer be detected. You have to assume there’s microscopic cancer remaining, but not only does Avodart prevent progression, and just close to 20% of the patients it caused the cancer to disappear radiologically, which we’ve seen in our clinic. It’s very exciting so, we’re finding that we actually graduate patients from our active surveillance program with high frequency at the end of three years. Most patients are with us for three years and then we give them a blank check and say you don’t have a problem…here’s what you need to measure every year just to make sure but this cancer will not kill you. So as a medical oncologist it’s really exciting to graduate a patient using drugs like Avodart that have no significant side effects.
Title: Dr. Myers uses Avodart for some of his patients with excellent results