First 6 months of first off-therapy cycle may determine effectiveness of intermittent ADT

A new paper in Clinical Genitourinary Cancer provides some intriguing information about determining the likelihood of good and less good long-term responses to intermittent androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) among men with non-metastatic prostate cancer. Be warned: This is going to be a long post with a lot of data. … READ MORE …

Heart-related mortality in men on ADT: a current perspective

A newly published study in BJU International suggests (unsurprisingly) that androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with an increased risk of death among men with such cardiovascular conditions as congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. … READ MORE …

Two different “takes” from the results of the CHAARTED trial

In the October 15 issue of Oncology differing authors provide differing perspectives on the interpretation of the results of the CHAARTED trial reported by Sweeney et al. at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology earlier this year. … READ MORE …

Resistance training and quality of life among men on ADT

A newly published study has added to the mounting evidence that resistance training and related exercises are a valuable complement to medical care for men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

ADT and incidence of bone fractures on in the “real world”

Recent data from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study, which followed men diagnosed with prostate cancer for a total of 15 years after their diagnosis, have provided us with valuable information about risk for bone fractures in men with progressive disease. … READ MORE …

Results of the RADAR trial at 7.4 years of follow-up

The RADAR trial (also known as TROG 03.04) was a randomized trial of 6 months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) + radiation therapy versus 18 months of ADT + radiotherapy, with or without additional zoledronic acid therapy, in men with intermediate- and high-risk, locally advanced prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

No 15-year survival benefit associated with primary ADT in older men

In another paper just published on-line in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, the authors have provided additional data indicating — once again — the lack of any value of primary androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in the management of early-stage, localized prostate cancer among older patients. … READ MORE …

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