CARD-Studie-Bedeutung für die Therapie des fortgeschrittenen Prostatakarzinoms

Translated title of the contribution: CARD study: Relevance for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer

Axel S. Merseburger*, Andreas Bannowsky, Klaus Becker, Carsten Bokemeyer, Rolf Eichenauer, Jan Lehmann, Gerald Mickisch, Thomas Steuber, Gunhild Von Amsberg, Tobias Von Kügelgen, Christian Wülfing

*Corresponding author for this work


Background Various life-prolonging therapy options are available for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Objective The optimal therapy sequence for mCRPC has been discussed for years. With the final results of the CARD study, important prospective data are available to enlighten the discussion about the therapy sequence. Material and method CARD is a randomised phase IV trial in patients with mCRPC who were previously treated with docetaxel and an anti-androgen receptor (ARTA). The study showed significant efficacy benefits in favour of further treatment with cabazitaxel versus a second ARTA therapy. The study results are presented and discussed in the context of previous study data with regard to their importance for everyday clinical practice. Results The CARD study data confirm cabazitaxel as an effective therapy option for mCRPC patients previously treated with docetaxel and an ARTA. Cabazitaxel was safe to apply. The study results confirm the cross resistance between the two ARTAs Abiraterone and Enzalutamide. Conclusion In mCRPC patients eligible for chemotherapy, the therapy sequence should be chosen so that the patients also receive cabazitaxel. A direct therapy sequence with two ARTAs should be avoided or, at least, only considered if other substances are contraindicated.

Translated title of the contributionCARD study: Relevance for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer
Original languageGerman
JournalAktuelle Urologie
Publication statusPublished - 23.09.2020

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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