Investigation Of The Source Of New Testosterone Production In Prostate Tumours That Become Resistant To Existing Hormonal (Testosterone Lowering And Blocking) Therapies

Grant number: 1024081 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Prostate cancer is critically dependent upon continued testosterone stimulation, even when the disease becomes resistant to existing hormonal therapies that suppress serum levels. The source of this testosterone is currently unclear. This study aims to identify the site of testosterone synthesis in patients with prostate cancer, and determine the relevance of continued testosterone signalling in patients treated with 'super castrating' hormonal therapy.