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Advancements in Non-steroidal Antiandrogens as Potential Therapeutic Agents for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 7 ]


Paranjeet Kaur and Gopal L. Khatik   Pages 531 - 546 ( 16 )


Prostate cancer (PCa) is a leading cause of death in men worldwide. The main reason for the progression of prostate cancer is identified as over activation of androgen receptor (AR) through androgens. Its development can be diagnosed by monitoring the prostate specific antigen (PSA). Treatment of PCa includes prostatectomy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, among them chemotherapy is normally employed in early and advanced prostate cancer. Chemotherapy mainly includes two classes of drugs which are steroidal and non-steroidal antiandrogens. The non-steroidal classes of compounds are preferred over steroidal because they are relatively safe, cost effective and diverse. Non-steroidal drugs are commonly used for the treatment of PCa, however these drugs are associated with serious side effects and acquired resistance. So researchers are working in the direction to develop better analogue which can address the issue related to resistant type of prostate cancer. This review discusses the advancement in the non-steroidal antiandrogens which offers a better potential in the treatment of prostate cancer.


Androgen receptor, Antiandrogen, Chemotherapy, Non-steroidal, Prostate cancer, Testosterone.


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road (NH-1), Phagwara (Punjab), 144411 India.

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