What are the results from Avodart clinical trials?

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

Dr. Myers discusses the results of a clinical trial where active surveillance patients also received Avodart.
Dr. Charles “Snuffy” Myers
Dr. Myers previously served for 10 years as Chief of the Clinical Pharmacy Branch at the National Cancer Institute. From 1994 to 2002 Dr. Myers was Director of the Cancer Center at the University of Virginia. His laboratory research at the UVA Cancer Center focused on how and why a diet high in animal fat leads to progression in prostate cancer. His research group demonstrated that a fatty acid common in meat, dairy products, and egg yolks promotes the survival and growth of human prostate cancer cells. 

In 2002 Dr. Myers established the American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a patient himself and an oncologist, he provides management for prostate cancer patients who often travel to his office from throughout the U.S His Blog, Ask Dr. Myers, is widely visited. Video reviewed and approved by Charles “Snuffy” Myers, August 1, 2015

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