The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is participating as one of 50 sites throughout the United States in a clinical trial known as COMET-2 that is investigating alternate methods of pain control for prostate cancer patients, according to a CINJ article posted on Newswise. The trial will examine if the drug Cabozantinib can reduce bone pain in people with metastasized prostate cancer that is not responsive to hormone therapy.
During the trial, researchers will compare patients who are taking Cabozantinib with those who are taking Mitoxantrone and Prednisone typically prescribed today.
Pain associated with bone metastases can be debilitating. Current therapies for the pain are not effective for everyone, spurring researchers to create the referenced national trial.
Adults who have castration-resistant prostate cancer, have bone scan evidence of the disease spreading to the bones and who undergo various other tests may be eligible to enter the clinical trial.
One can get more information on the trial by calling the Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s Office of Human Research Services at (732) 235-8675 or by emailing [email protected].
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