Increased Risks for Cardiovascular Events in Men with Prostate Cancer on GnRH Agonist Therapy

Traditional hormone therapy usually consists of two types of drugs; GnRH agonists (like Lupron and Zoladex) and antiandrogens (Casodex). Although they both are drugs that manipulate the hormone system their modes of action are different. GnRH agonists block the production of the male hormone testosterone while the antiandrogen drug blocks the ability of the prostate [...]

Cardiovascular Disease And Its Relationship With Androgen Deprivation (ADT)

Clinicians believe that there is an association between the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the duration and type of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate cancer. Researchers took data from 2006 to 2012 on filled drug prescriptions from the Swedish national health care registers. A cohort of 41,362 men with prostate cancer who were on ADT [...]

Degarelix Proves to be the Superior Hormone Deprivation Treatment (ADT) for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Based on six recent retrospective analyses comparing the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist degarelix against the traditional luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists (i.e. Zoladex, Lupron etc.) men with advanced prostate cancer experienced improved disease control, fewer instances of urinary infections, and a lower risk of cardiovascular events. The six analyses compared data from randomized trials that [...]

US FDA Reviewing the Safety of LHRH Agonists – ADT with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Hormone therapy (ADT), using luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists or gonadatropin releasing hormone or GnRH agonists (Lupron, Zoladex, Trelstar, Viadur, Vantas, Eligard and Synarel ) have been known to have many side effects, some severe and potentially life threatening. Many of us believe that ADT is associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes along with [...]