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Abstract

Volume 18, Issue 3 (May 2016) 18, 444–445; DOI:10.4103/1008-682X.164920

Use of early chemotherapy for hormone-sensitive prostate cancer: time for CHAARTED

Jeanny B Aragon-Ching

Clinical Program Director of Genitourinary Cancers, INOVA Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute, 8505 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA, USA

Correspondence: Dr. JB Aragon-Ching (Jeanny. Aragon-Ching@inova.org)

27-Oct-2015

Abstract

Abstract
CHAARTED was an ECOG-led phase III trial looking at early chemotherapy with the use of docetaxel in addition to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) versus ADT alone in hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. The positive results of the trial showing marked improvement in overall survival in those who received chemotherapy with ADT have revolutionized the treatment of metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer. In addition to overall survival, secondary endpoints such as time to castration resistance, PSA response were also significant for the patients who received early chemotherapy.

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