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Drug Trial Aramis

My Husband has been offered on the good old NHS in the U.K. a new drug trial to commence in about 2 to 3 months time. His oncologist has told us that it is a trial for men who have locally advanced prostate cancer that doesn't show any mets on bone and Cat scans as yet but where their PSA is rising after Hormone therapy has become inefficient. To qualify they have to not have had any radiotherapy.
The drug is called ARAMIS. Any one heard about it or is on it.
Many thanks

Re: Drug Trial Aramis

Jennie,

Our sister site, Malecare, had an article about Bayer's Phase 3 trial last year. What your husband has been offered seems to be part of this. Good Luck with it. Here's a link:

http://advancedprostatecancer.net/?cat=1359

OC in England, too.

Re: Drug Trial Aramis

Hi Jennie,
The trial is to determine the effacy of Aramis, which seeks to block Androgen (male hormone, which is thought to fuel the PCa fire) reception at a cellular level. Basically a more cell directed androgen blockade. Essentially the research team will be looking at the time to development of metastases. The research is looking to extend that time.

best wishes
john

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