Future directions in castrate-resistant prostate cancer therapy

Emmanuel Antonarakis, Michael Carducci

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Although several new therapies have recently become available for the treatment of castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), the disease remains universally incurable and demands novel therapeutic approaches. To this end, great strides have been made in our understanding of the biologic and molecular mechanisms driving prostate cancer growth and progression in the past few years, resulting in widespread clinical investigation of numerous new targeted therapies. This review will highlight some of the key therapeutic agents that (in the opinion of the authors) may have the largest effect on the future management of CRPC, with a focus on both molecular targets and clinical trial design. These agents include angiogenesis inhibitors, mTOR pathway inhibitors, apoptosis-inducing drugs, IGF pathway inhibitors, Src family inhibitors, Hedgehog pathway antagonists, epigenetic therapies, PARP inhibitors, and prodrug approaches. The future of CRPC therapy appears brighter than ever before.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Genitourinary Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


  • CRPC
  • Clinical trials
  • Drug development
  • Targeted therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology


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