Castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) treatment has been revolutionized over the past few years by the approval of novel therapies including cabazitaxel, sipuleucel-T, abiraterone and enzalutamide. Though androgen deprivation and chemotherapy remain the main therapeutic approaches for this disease, a series of targeted agents is also in development for the treatment of CRPC. Tasquinimod is a quinolone-3-carboxamide with antiangiogenic and antitumor activity in preclinical models of prostate cancer. A recent Phase II trial with this agent has demonstrated a significant clinical activity in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic, chemotherapy-naïve, CRPC patients. A confirmatory Phase III trial of tasquinimod in prostate cancer is underway. Because of its antiangiogenic and immunomodulatory properties tasquinimod represents a novel targeted therapy with a unique mechanism of action.
- Adenocarcinoma of prostate
- Angiogenesis inhibitor
- Castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)
- Targeted therapy
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