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*Does Avodart (Dutasteride) Allow Men on Intermittent Androgen Therapy To Have A Longer “Off Period”?

Researchers performed a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase II trial of men with localized prostate cancer and a rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level post-primary treatment. The men were randomized to receive Avodart (dutasteride @ 0.5 mg/day) or to receive a placebo. All of the men were receiving intermittent androgen deprivation therapy (IADT), which was stopped at month [...]

FDA: 5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors May Increase High-Grade Prostate Cancer Risk

There is a constant debate between both oncologist and advocates about the value and safety of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (Proscar and Avodart) both in the early treatment and later treatment of men with prostate cancer. In fact, I have had an on-going private debate with one very knowledgeable educator advocate over this issue. I often have [...]

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