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Degarelix Monotherapy vs. Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone Agonists Plus Antiandrogen Flare Protection For Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer *

There are a number of different flavors of hormone therapy (ADT) used to treat advanced prostate cancer. However, they could be summed up and put into two different categories. 1- The use of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist therapy (drugs like Lupron and Zoladex) along with short term antiandrogen (AA) flare protection 2- Degarelix, a [...]

The effect of PSA doubling time (PSADT) and Gleason score on the PSA at the time of initial metastasis in men with biochemical recurrence after prostatectomy.

The researchers took a cohort of 430 men with a biochemical recurrence (PSA increase only) after failed prostatectomy. The men underwent observation until they experienced metastatic disease as determined by CT or bone scan. The researchers then evaluated the PSA at the time the men developed metastasis for those patients who developed metastatic disease. PSA [...]

Secondary Hormonal Ablation in Hormone-Independent Prostate Cancer

So how long does it usually take for men undergoing hormone therapy (ADT) to progress from being hormone dependent to hormone independent? Clearly, we should always remember that this is a very individual, case-by-case time. However, there was a recent time analysis published in the February 2009 edition of Urology. These researchers found that after [...]

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