Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
Only a couple of weeks after Rubraca (rucaparib) was approved for the treatment of prostate cancer, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has updated its guidelines recommending this PARP inhibitor as ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted conditional approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) for treating patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and BRCA mutations who have previously received ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the oral therapy Lynparza (olaparib) for treating men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who carry mutations in homologous recombination repair (HRR) genes, including ... Read more
Adding Erleada (apalutamide) to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly extends the lives of men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) by more than one year, a final analysis of the SPARTAN ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to expand Xtandi‘s (enzalutamide) approval to include men whose metastatic prostate cancer still responds to hormone therapy, Astellas Pharma and Pfizer, the treatment’s developers, announced. ... Read more
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), which delivers higher doses of radiation over a significantly shorter period of time, can be safely given to men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer with similar ... Read more
A Phase 3 trial is recruiting men to test a combination of Lynparza (olaparib) and Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Named PROpel (NCT03732820), ... Read more
Adding the androgen receptor inhibitor darolutamide to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) extends by 22 months the time men with castration-resistant prostate cancer live without metastasis, without increasing the incidence of adverse events, results from ... Read more
Adding the androgen receptor inhibitor Xtandi (enzalutamide) to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly delays disease progression — assessed through radiological imaging — or death among metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer patients, results ... Read more