Drugs & Aging

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 243–248 | Cite as

Abiraterone Acetate: A Guide to Its Use in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

  • Lesley J. Scott
  • Lily P. H. Yang
  • Katherine A. Lyseng-Williamson
Adis Drug Clinical Q&A


Oral abiraterone acetate (Zytiga®), a selective cytochrome P450 17A1 enzyme inhibitor, is used in combination with prednisone or prednisolone to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who have previously received docetaxel-containing chemotherapy. In a clinical trial in patients with CRPC, abiraterone acetate plus prednisone significantly prolonged overall survival, the time to prostate-specific antigen progression and progression-free survival compared with placebo plus prednisone.


Acknowledgements and Disclosures

This article was adapted from Drugs 2011; 71 (15): 2067–77,[1] and was reviewed by: E. Obarcanin, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; N. Reynolds, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; S. Saluja, Consultant in Internal Medicine, Saran Ashram, Agra, India.

The preparation of this article was not supported by any external funding. During the peer review process, the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the articles. Changes resulting from comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific and editorial merit.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lesley J. Scott
    • 1
  • Lily P. H. Yang
    • 1
  • Katherine A. Lyseng-Williamson
    • 1
  1. 1.AdisMairangi Bay, North Shore 0754, AucklandNew Zealand

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