We’re committed to our mission of finding new treatments that may help improve the lives of people with cancer. We perform these trials to see if they can help prevent or treat cancer.
Prostate cancer begins when cells inside the prostate gland start to grow rapidly. As more cancer cells grow, they form a tumour and can potentially spread to other areas of the body.
Cancer that has spread beyond the prostate is known as metastatic prostate cancer. Male hormones (such as testosterone) help prostate cancer grow, so men with metastatic prostate cancer usually get hormone therapy as their first treatment. This treatment aims to lower the body’s levels of male hormones to shrink the cancer in the prostate and other areas where it has spread. However, prostate cancer may eventually grow and require more treatments to help slow down the disease. This is when the prostate cancer is called metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
There is a lot to consider when deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial. Any clinical trial includes risks which the study doctor will review with you. Make sure you understand the risks before participating. Information populated in the search results comes from an external source.