Posts Tagged ‘enzymes’

URO TODAY: Enzymes in the prostate that promote aggressive cancer growth need to be suppressed and a study looks at the success of new drugs now available to do the job. READ MORE>

The objective of this review is to provide an understanding of the pharmacological properties and the potential clinical benefits of 5AR inhibition.

The efficacy of 5AR2 monotherapy with finasteride alone or in combination with an androgen receptor antagonist on more final outcome measures seems to be limited.

Combining an androgen receptor antagonist with a 5AR inhibitor in patients with asymptomatic, locally advanced or recurrent prostate cancer might be a reasonable first therapeutic hormonal approach.

5-alpha reductase is an enzyme that converts testosterone, the male sex hormone, into the more potent dihydrotestosterone:

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JUNE 13: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK: According to a report today on NJ.com, there are suggestions that defective  “autophagy” — the process through which a cell “self-digests” because of the action of enzymes originating within the same cell — may be crucial to the amount and aggressiveness of at least some cancers. Prostate cancer may be one of those types of cancer. READ MORE>

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