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Correction to: Skin rash following Administration of Apalutamide in Japanese patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: an integrated analysis of the phase 3 SPARTAN and TITAN studies and a phase 1 open-label study

The Original Article was published on 02 September 2020

Correction to: BMC Urol (2020) 20:139 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12894-020-00689-0

In the original publication of this article [1] there were several errors in Table 1 related to the values for Disease status (nmCRPC and mCSPC).


In this correction article the correct and incorrect values are shown.


Table 1 The correct and incorrect values

Incorrect Correct
Disease status, n Disease status, n
nmCRPC 55 55 nmCRPC 34 34
mCSPC 51 51 mCSPC 28 28

Furthermore, the Time-to-event analyses section has several errors with the decimal values/rounding of numbers, the incorrect and correct information is shown below

Incorrect Correct
66 days 66.0 days
45 days 45.0 days
52 days 52.0 days
38 days 38.0 days
82 days 82.0 days
In the global population of the SPARTAN study, skin rash of any grade resolved for 81% of the patients within 59.5 days, while the median time to resolution of skin rash of any grade in the TITAN study was 100 days (Supplementary Table 2) In the global population of the SPARTAN study, skin rash of any grade resolved for 80.6% of the patients within 59.5 days, while the median time to resolution of skin rash of any grade in the TITAN study was 100.0 days (Supplementary Table 2)
100 days 100.0 days
35 days 35.0 days
37 days 37.0 days
66 days 66.0 days

Further errors were detected, specifically under the section Management of Rash. This Correction article shows the incorrect and correct sentences. It was highlighted that some of the values on Table 3 were also incorrect. This Correction article shows the correct Table 3. The original article has been updated.


Incorrect:


Oral antihistamine was the most common (25/35 [71.4%]), followed by systemic and topical corticosteroids (18/35 [51.4%] and 15/35 [42.9%], respectively) (Table 3).


Correct:


Topical corticosteroid was the most common (27/35 [77.1%]), followed by oral antihistamine and systemic corticosteroid (18/35 [51.4%] and 3/35 [8.6%], respectively) (Table 3).

Table 3 Rash management Target population: Safety

In the Discussion section:


Incorrect:


This could be attributed to the more frequent use of oral antihistamines (71.4%) and systemic corticosteroids (51.4%) as supportive medication among Japanese patients when compared with patients in the global studies (combined data from SPARTAN and TITAN: antihistamines, 36.5%; systemic corticosteroids, 18.5%).


Correct:


This could be attributed to the more frequent use of topical corticosteroids (77.1%) and oral antihistamines (51.4%) as supportive medication among Japanese patients when compared with patients in the global studies (combined data from SPARTAN and TITAN: topical corticosteroids, 37.8%; antihistamines, 36.3%.

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    Uemura H, Koroki Y, Iwaki Y, et al. Skin rash following Administration of Apalutamide in Japanese patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: an integrated analysis of the phase 3 SPARTAN and TITAN studies and a phase 1 open-label study. BMC Urol. 2020;20:139. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12894-020-00689-0.

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Uemura, H., Koroki, Y., Iwaki, Y. et al. Correction to: Skin rash following Administration of Apalutamide in Japanese patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: an integrated analysis of the phase 3 SPARTAN and TITAN studies and a phase 1 open-label study. BMC Urol 20, 166 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12894-020-00739-7

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