Hanna Tukachinsky, Russell Madison, Jon Chung, et al.
The authors conclude: In the largest study of mCRPC plasma samples conducted to date, CGP of ctDNA recapitulated the genomic landscape detected in tissue biopsies, with a high level of agreement in detection of BRCA1/2 alterations. It also identified patients who may have gained somatic BRCA1/2 alterations since archival tissue was collected. ctDNA detected more acquired resistance GAs than tissue, including novel AR-activating variants. The large percentage of patients with rich genomic signal from ctDNA, and the sensitive, specific detection of BRCA1/2 alterations position liquid biopsy as a compelling clinical complement to tissue CGP for patients with mCRPC.
The authors conclude: No association between the use of ADT and the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 was identified in this study of a diverse patient population in the University of California Health System medical centers and hospitals. In this setting of an overall low prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, thus far, there is no strong evidence of a protective benefit of ADT.
Johann S. De Bono, Nobuaki Matsubara, Nicolas Penel, et al.
The authors conclude: Small subgroups limit interpretation for some genes. Olaparib antitumor activity is greatest in pts with BRCA alterations, with a spectrum of clinical sensitivity to olaparib as defined by rPFS and OS across the broader population with alterations in other HRR genes. Clinical trial information: NCT02987543
Ulka N. Vaishampayan, Marianne Keessen, Neal D. Shore, et al.
The authors conclude: Adverse events of cytopenias and alopecia were lower with ModraDoc006/r, and preliminary efficacy appears comparable in both arms. Oral chemotherapy option has become critically important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preliminary data reveals that ModraDoc006/r is an attractive oral option in mCRPC with favorable toxicity profile and comparable efficacy. Clinical trial information: NCT04028388
Adam Kessel, Taylor R. McFarland, Nicolas Sayegh, et al.
The authors conclude: In our study, EZ+RA resulted in significant long-term clinical benefit over EZ alone in pts with mCRPC without compromising safety. * NA&BLM; equal contribution. Clinical trial information: NCT02199197