Neal D. Shore, MD

Neal D. Shore, MD

Carolina Urologic Research Center and Atlantic Urology Clinics, LLC

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, is the Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center. He practices with Atlantic Urology Clinics in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Dr. Shore has conducted more than 350 clinical trials, focusing mainly on genitourinary oncology, and serves on the executive boards of the Society of Urologic Oncology and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. He is Past President of the Large Urology Group Practice Association. He is a founder for both CUSP Clinical Trials Consortium and DASHKO, a national urology practice data registry. He serves as the National Urology Research Director for 21st Century Oncology. He has served on the AUA Male Health Committee and the AUA Data Committee, the SITC Task Force for Prostate Cancer, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Think Tank, and the Editorial Boards of Review in Urology, Urology Times, Chemotherapy Advisor, OncLive, PLOS ONE, Urology Practice, and World Journal of Urology. He serves as Editor of Everyday Urology-Oncology. Dr. Shore has written more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. He performs peer review for Lancet Oncology, New England Journal of Medicine, European Urology, the Journal of Urology, Urology, BJUI, PCPD, and numerous other high-impact scientific journals. A graduate of Duke University and Duke University Medical School, Dr. Shore completed a 6-month clinical research fellowship in Pretoria, South Africa, and then completed his General Surgery/Urology training at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Articles by Neal D. Shore, MD

New Prescribing Information on Survival Benefit for Nubeqa® (Darolutamide) Approved

E. David Crawford, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Grand Rounds in Urology and Professor of Urology at the University of California, San Diego, interviews Neal D. Shore, MD, Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center in Myrtle Beach, about the recent FDA amendment to the package insert for NUBEQA®, or darolutamide. The amendment includes new information for patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) from the ARAMIS trial on overall survival and other endpoint data, including time to pain progression and time to the requirement for cytotoxic chemotherapy. Drs. Crawford and Shore discuss how the recent data demonstrating darolutamide’s overall survival benefit validates the previous use of metastasis-free survival as a surrogate for value. They also talk about the value of darolutamide for patients with nmCRPC who may not see much benefit to taking another medication. Drs. Crawford and Shore conclude by considering darolutamide’s future, mentioning the ARASENS trial looking at darolutamide’s benefits for patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer and discussing potential new research into darolutamide in the mCRPC space.

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The HERO Study and the Approval of Relugolix

E. David Crawford, MD, Professor of Urology at UC San Diego and Editor-in-Chief of Grand Rounds in Urology, interviews Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center, and Daniel J. George, MD, Director of Genitourinary Oncology at Duke Cancer Center, about relugolix, which became the first oral testosterone-suppressive drug approved by the FDA on Friday, December 18, 2020. Drs. Shore and George discuss the results of the international, randomized HERO study, which looked at patients with advanced prostate cancer and found that relugolix, a daily oral GNRH antagonist, had a 97% sustained T-suppression rate as compared to leuprolide’s 88% sustained T-suppression rate. In addition to this high degree of efficacy, they emphasize that patients taken off relugolix saw their testosterone return to higher levels within 90 days than patients taken off leuprolide, which is important for patient quality-of-life. Drs. Shore and George also underline that patients in the relugolix arm of the HERO study saw a more than 50% reduction in risk of major adverse cardiovascular events compared with patients in the leuprolide arm, which suggests that relugolix might be a safer option for prostate cancer patients at high cardiovascular risk. Other topics covered include the benefits of antagonists versus agonists and the possible risks of patient non-compliance.

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GRU Challenging Case: Androgen Deprivation Therapy

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center, discusses the physiological and economic factors impacting the ADT selection process. He particularly emphasizes the impact of the current volume-based and economically incentivized model of treatment and how this can restrict urologists. He also discusses the physiological impacts of drug-drug interactions, alternate modes of administration, and the complex prospect of an oral alternative.

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29MHz High Resolution Micro-Ultrasound: Improving Real-Time Targeting of Prostate Biopsies

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center and a urologist at the Atlantic Urology Clinics in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, discusses the use of a 29MHz micro-ultrasound (MUS) in targeting suspicious regions during prostate biopsy. He explains how the MUS can expedite time to diagnosis through improved real-time visualization, notes the short 15-case learning curve of the device, and discusses studies demonstrating improved negative predictive value and sensitivity of MUS compared to MRI.

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HERO Phase 3 Trial: Relugolix vs. Leuprolide Acetate for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS, Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center, presents the key aspects of the HERO phase 3 trial. The Hero trial looked at Relugolix, an oral GnRH receptor antagonist, versus Leuprolide Acetate for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Following this in an interview with Celestia S. Higano, MD, section editor of the ADT Next Generation Learning Center on Grand Rounds in Urology, about the study’s findings, and the implications that this exciting new development in prostate cancer treatment could have in the field of urology.

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