Neoadjuvant ADT prior to radical surgery in high-risk prostate cancer patients

A group of South Korean researchers have just reported data on the prevalence and outcomes of pT0 disease after neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radical prostatectomy among men receiving first-line therapy for high-risk prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Why do some men get worse/more hot flashes than others?

A newly published study in the Journal of Urology has suggested that men with certain genetic polymorphisms, of younger age, and of lower body mass index are at greater risk for hot flashes than control subjects when being treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). … READ MORE …

Final CHAARTED data now published in NEJM

The final results of the CHAARTED trial, recommending early treatment with the combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and chemotherapy, at least in men with extensive metastasis at diagnosis, have just been published this week by Sweeney et al. in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). … READ MORE …

Cardiovascular side effects and the early use of ADT — another large data set analysis

A newly published paper in BJU International has expanded our understanding of the cardiovascular risks associated with the use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) — most particularly in older men treated with ADT as their first-line form of therapy. … READ MORE …

Chemo + ADT + RT: no benefit after 10 years

Earlier this month, we looked at the evidence of benefit for adding chemotherapy to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) + radiation therapy (RT) for high-risk prostate cancer (see “Docetaxel with radiation in prostate cancer treatment”). … READ MORE …

Should all patients starting on ADT be on a statin too?

A newly published article in JAMA Oncology has now suggested that adding a statin to a patient’s treatment regimen at initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may significantly impact time to disease progression among men diagnosed with progressive, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Combining ADT and salvage radiation therapy improves outcomes

For the first time, a randomized clinical trial (GETUG-AFU 16) has proved that adding a short course of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to salvage radiation therapy (sRT) improves the progression-free survival over sRT alone. … READ MORE …

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