Comparison of real-life data of abiraterone acetate and enzalutamide in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Demirci A., Bilir C., Gulbagci B., Hacibekiroglu I., Bayoglu I., Bilgetekin I., ...More

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol.11, no.1, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41598-021-93659-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals


To compare enzalutamide (E) and abiraterone acetate (AA) in terms of efficacy, survival and to characterize prognostic factors affecting survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients. A total of 250 patients treated with E or AA in 5 centers were included. The number of patients with no prostate specific antigen (PSA) decline was higher in the AA group than that in the E group, and the proportion of patients with a PSA decline of >= 50% was higher in the E group (p=0.020). Radiological progression free survival (rPFS) and overall survival (OS) were significantly longer in the E group when compared to that in the AA group (p<0.001 and p=0.027, respectively). In the E group, rPFS was significantly longer than that in the AA group in both pre- and post-docetaxel settings (p=0.010 and p=0.003, respectively). OS was similar in the pre-docetaxel setting; but in the post-docetaxel setting, E group had a significantly longer OS than the AA group (p=0.021). In the multivariate analysis performed in the whole patient group, we found that good prognostic factors for rPFS were E treatment, being75 years and a PSA decline of >= 50% while there was no factor affecting OS. With longer OS and PFS, E seems to be more suitable for mCRPC patients in the post-docetaxel setting than AA.