Apalutamide (Erleada)

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Mechanism of action

Competitive androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor

Diseases for which it is used

  1. Rathkopf DE, Antonarakis ES, Shore ND, Tutrone RF, Alumkal JJ, Ryan CJ, Saleh M, Hauke RJ, Bandekar R, Maneval EC, de Boer CJ, Yu MK, Scher HI. Safety and Antitumor Activity of Apalutamide (ARN-509) in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer with and without Prior Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jul 15;23(14):3544-3551. Epub 2017 Feb 17. PubMed
  2. Rexer H, Graefen M. Phase III study for local or locally advanced prostate cancer : Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study of apalutamide in patients with local high-risk prostate cancer or locally advanced prostate cancer receiving primary radiotherapy (ATLAS) - study AP 90/15 of the AUO. Urologe A. 2017 Feb;56(2):243-244. German. PubMed

History of changes in FDA indication

Also known as

  • Code name: ARN-509
  • Brand name: Erleada