People being treated for advanced prostate cancer now have a new oral option, offering patients the ability to not have to visit a provider for administration — an especially welcome alternative during the COVID-19 pandemic. Industry experts point to an array of reasons as to why the new drug should expect to get a lot of use. And a recent Zitter Insights survey indicates that the majority of oncologist respondents likely will prescribe it, with many saying they expect to favor it over the current standard of care.
On Dec. 18, the FDA approved Myovant Sciences GmbH’s Orgovyx (relugolix), a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist, to treat adults with advanced prostate cancer (RSP 1/21, p. 8). Dosing for the drug is a loading dose of 360 mg on the first day of treatment and then 120 mg of the tablet once daily.