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New interest in local therapy for metastatic prostate cancer

from Medscape

David L. Graham, M.D., writes: "In August, I spent time reviewing the impact of cytoreductive nephrectomy in renal cell carcinoma. Keeping on the theme, a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Rusthoven and colleagues reports a retrospective review of the National Cancer Database, looking at the impact of radiation therapy (RT) on androgen deprivation (ADT) as initial therapy for prostate cancer. Their review included 6,382 men treated from 2004 to 2012. Of those 6,382 men, 538 (8.4 percent) received RT as well. Looking at the highest level, the addition of RT to ADT at the time of diagnosis improved overall survival in every way described. " more

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