Dr. Higano on the Effectiveness of PARP Inhibitors for Prostate Cancer | OncLive

Dr. Higano on the Effectiveness of PARP Inhibitors for Prostate Cancer

September 1, 2017

Celestia Higano, MD, professor of medicine and urology at the University of Washington, and a member of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discusses the effectiveness of PARP inhibitors for patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

Celestia Higano, MD, professor of medicine and urology at the University of Washington, and a member of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discusses the effectiveness of PARP inhibitors for patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

Approximately one-quarter of patients with metastatic prostate cancer have DNA-damaged alterations, states Higano. PARP inhibitors are a different treatment paradigm for prostate cancer that have shown to be effective in this patient population.


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