Journal article

Real-world incidence of symptomatic skeletal events and bone-modifying agent use in castration-resistant prostate cancer - an Australian multi-centre observational study.

Angelyn Anton, Shirley Wong, Julia Shapiro, Andrew Weickhardt, Arun Azad, Edmond M Kwan, Lavinia Spain, Ashray Gunjur, Javier Torres, Phillip Parente, Francis Parnis, Jeffrey Goh, Marie C Semira, Peter Gibbs, Ben Tran, Carmel Pezaro

Eur J Cancer | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Bone metastases occur frequently in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and may lead to skeletal-related events (SREs), including symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs). Bone-modifying agents (BMAs) delay SREs and SSEs. However, the real-world use of BMAs is debated given the absence of demonstrated survival advantage and potential adverse events (AEs). Our retrospective study examined BMA use and SSE rates in Australian patients with CRPC. METHODS: Patients with CRPC and bone metastases were identified from the electronic CRPC Australian Database. Patient characteristics, treatment patterns and AEs were analysed. Descriptive statistics reported baseline characteristics, SS..

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