Hormone deprivation unnecessary with high-dose radiation, Fox Chase Cancer Center study finds
Men with prostate cancer who do not have a high risk of recurrence or disease progression do not need to have long-term hormone therapy in addition to external-beam radiation therapy if they receive high radiation doses. That is the finding of a Fox Chase Cancer Center study presented today at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Atlanta, Ga.
"Several large randomized clinical trials have shown that patients with high-risk disease may live longer if they have long-term androgen deprivation in addition to radiation therapy," said the studys lead author, Fox Chase radiation oncologist Shelly B. Hayes, M.D. Features of high-risk disease include a Gleason score of 8 to 10, stage T3 to T4 cancer and/or a PSA level greater than 30.
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