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Cognition and Hormone Therapy (ADT)

There have been numerous studies examining the how hormone deprivation (ADT), in the treatment of prostate cancer, has on a man’s cognition. There have been contradictor studies about this issue, however having had the experience and the honor of dealing with so many men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), as well [...]

Hormone Therapy (ADT) for Prostate Cancer Patients Might Provide Us Another Long Term Gift – Alzheimer’s Disease

Hormone therapy (ADT) is notorious for providing us with side effects. Some of these side effects are best described as ones that deteriorate our general quality of life. For example the most common one we all are familiar with is, of course, hot flashes. You could also add erectile dysfunction as well as loss of [...]

Pamorelin (Trelstar) Now Available in the Philippines

Pamorelin (Trelstar® )is going to become available in the Philippines. Pamorelin, and Decapeptyl® will be made available to urologists and oncologists who treat men with advanced prostate cancer. It will be available in one, three and six month formulations. Pamorelin is an agonist analogue of the natural gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). It is designed to chemically [...]

Be Cautious Taking Megace To Treat Hormone Therapy Hot Flashes

When taking hormone therapy (ADT) each of us experiences different side effects and each of us experiences them differently.  Anyone experiencing hot flashes, probably the most commonly reported side effect of ADT during hormone therapy (ADT) knows how difficult, embarrassing and uncomfortable they can become as you go through your life. Some men, who find [...]

Early Hormone Therapy In Men With A Rising PSA Live Longer Then Men Who Delay Therapy – A Phase 3 Trial

The standard of care is to offer androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to men with prostate cancer who have a rising prostate specific antigen (PSA) after an attempt to cure their cancer with primary therapy that has failed (PSA relapse) or in men who are considered not suitable for curative treatment. The question is what is [...]

ADT Increases Our Risk for Developing Alzheimer’s and Not By A Little!

New information about a possible bad side effect of hormone therapy (ADT) for men with prostate cancer was just published and it is frightening for men on hormone therapy (ADT). The findings are a result of a joint study conducted by researchers at Penn University Medicine with researchers from Stanford University. What is it that [...]

Understanding What is Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Prostate Cancer

Understanding a little about the prostate gland and its biology is not only interesting, but it allows us to ask some important questions that can positively inform our treatment decisions and eventually the outcomes. On the other hand, it also can add to the confusion we all face in making the best clinical decisions. Like [...]

Dr. Crawford Questions ADT Standards Used in the Treatment of Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

In an online article published Friday, November 6, 2015 Dr. David Crawford raises some very serious questions about how we standardly use hormone therapy (ADT) in the treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer. He claimed that not only is it vital for initial positive outcomes, it is vital for the successful use of the [...]

Teva Launches A Generic Version of Dutasteride (Avodart)

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has received approval and launched, in the United States, a generic version of the Avodart (dutasteride) capsules at the 0.5 mg dose. Avodart, 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, is FDA approved for the treatment of men with benign prostate hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate gland), however, although not approved; men often use it as a [...]

ADT with Radiation Treatment Might Endanger Your Life!

The standard of care and the facts are simple. Men who have aggressive prostate cancer and elect to have radiation therapy will benefit from six months of concurrent hormone therapy (ADT). However, based on recent findings by D’Amico etal, there seems to be a segment of men who will not benefit, but will have inferior [...]

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