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New therapeutic strategy for metastatic prostate cancer patients resistant to standard treatment (Kinase inhibitors to overcome docetaxel resistance)
Medical Xpress / Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute / Frontiers in Pharmacology ^ | Feb. 2, 2024 | Vicenç Ruiz de Porras et al

Posted on 02/03/2024 7:36:44 PM PST by ConservativeMind

A team of researchers have found a new therapeutic strategy for patients with a specific subtype of metastatic prostate cancer resistant to standard chemotherapy treatment with docetaxel.

In this study, they propose a new treatment based on a combination of kinase inhibitors in patients who inevitably stop responding to docetaxel.

The team found that resistance to this drug is associated with the hyperactivation of the cellular pathways PI3K/AKT and MEK/ERK and have explored the possibility of inhibiting these pathways as a new therapeutic strategy in patients who maintain the function of PTEN, a negative regulatory protein of the PI3K/AKT pathway.

The results of the study have been satisfactory and, for this reason, the team wants to conduct a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of this combination in patients with prostate cancer resistant to docetaxel.

Vicenç Ruiz de Porras and Adrià Bernat-Peguera, ICO-IGTP researchers and co-first authors of the study, state that the results of this study "open the door to a new therapeutic strategy for those patients with PTEN wild-type tumors, who have progressed to docetaxel and in whom, unlike PTEN null patients, the efficacy of AKT inhibitors in monotherapy has not been demonstrated."

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cancer; metastatic; prostate; treatment
These drugs are available today to be tried.
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