“My wife and I are going to try to stop it in our lifetime.”
The surgeon and his wife, who have two children, had been told to be on their guard after their sons’ deaths.
The couple has been a pillar in their family.
They are two of more than 700,000 Americans who are living with prostate cancer, the most common form in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More:Pregnant women are at higher risk of death from the disease than men, and women are dying at higher rates than men.
The Johns Hopkins University Medicine team has been working to develop new treatments that can slow the progression of the disease, including radiation and chemotherapy, and have already developed a novel drug that slows prostate cancer by a third.
We have been working on a new treatment that we think can slow progression of prostate cancer.
Dr. James A. Andrews, the Johns Hopkins surgeon and a partner at Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses a new drug that may slow prostate cancer progression, which could help men avoid the death of their own children.
Andrews and his partner have been studying the drug, known as AL-17, for about three years.
He said it is not yet available to women.
But Andrews, who has been treating prostate cancers for nearly 30 years, said he hopes it is soon.
“We have a lot of people that are dying from prostate cancer,” he said.
“I would not be surprised if we were to have another 200 or 300 deaths in the next five to 10 years.”
Dr. Jim Andrews, right, and his fiancee, Tracey Andrews, listen to a panel discussion about cancer treatment at the American College of Physicians meeting in Washington, D.C., Friday, March 11, 2021.
Andrews said he and his partners hope to eventually have AL-27 on the market.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harrer)The new drug was developed by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the Johns Wayne State University School of Medicine, which has a $2 billion endowment.
The Johns Hopkins team will have a patent on the drug by the end of this year.
“I am absolutely ecstatic about it,” Andrews said.
“This is the first time I have seen something that is so well engineered, that is as powerful and effective as the drugs we are currently using.”
But some are skeptical.
The American College on Cancer told reporters Friday that AL-13 was developed in partnership with drug company Pfizer.
But it has also received support from Pfizer and other drug makers, including Novartis and AbbVie.
It was not clear if the Pfizer-funded study was the first to show that AL 27 was effective in slowing prostate cancer growth.
But a study of Pfizer’s AL-21 compound, approved in July, showed the drug reduced the rate of progression to less than 1 percent.
“They are trying to do this on a shoestring budget,” said Dr. Mark W. Schreiber, director of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center.
“Pfizer is not an unbiased scientific institution.
They do not do independent research.
They are using industry funding to do a study with a company they have an investment in.”
Pfidix has been approved to treat about 10 percent of the men diagnosed with prostate cancers in the U