An Italian-led study published earlier this year reported that androgen deprivation therapy may play a protective role against the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Using an expansive enterprise-wide COVID-19 testing registry, Cleveland Clinic researchers set out to validate this report. Eric Klein, MD, discusses their findings.
A new test developed at Cleveland Clinic interrogates the HSD3B1 gene to determine if a prostate cancer patient has inherited the adrenal-permissive (1245C) or adrenal-restrictive (1245A) allele. The development of the test is an outgrowth of more than seven years of research at Cleveland Clinic.
Metastatic prostate cancer patients with an adrenal-permissive variant of the HSD3B1 gene are more likely to have aggressive, early castration-resistant disease and shorter survival, a Cleveland Clinic-led study has found. The finding could help physicians identify patients most likely to benefit from escalated treatment.
If therapies for advanced prostate cancer — particularly those with curative intent for oligometastatic disease — are to progress, clinical trials will need to take into account what’s driving tumor progression, what treatment will add benefit, and for which patients, contends eminent cancer researcher Nima Sharifi, MD.
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New findings suggest a noninvasive method of monitoring the metabolic status of prostate tumors in real time and have clear implications for the future of prostate cancer imaging.
Two postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of Nima Sharifi, MD, have received prestigious Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program Early Investigator Research Awards in support of innovative prostate cancer work.
A research team led by noted Cleveland Clinic physician-researcher Nima Sharifi, MD, is honing in on what makes certain men more susceptible to prostate cancer that is likely to progress from hormone-sensitive to castration-resistant.
Cleveland Clinic researchers cover the gamut when it comes to prostate cancer investigation, from elucidating mechanisms behind resistance to therapy to developing more precise diagnostics.
Back-to-back discoveries from Cleveland Clinic demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-related genetic abnormality can help predict individual patient responses to specific prostate cancer therapies.
Cleveland Clinic research findings suggest that effective steroidal antiandrogens share common metabolic activities and metabolites should be closely examined for effects on tumor survival.