The treatment of metastatic prostate cancer is based upon the principle that prostate cancer growth is stimulated by androgens. Androgen ablation therapy is an effective treatment for metastatic prostate cancer. The timing of initiation of androgen ablation and the role of combined androgen blockade have been investigated. The utilization of intermittent androgen suppression offers the potential for improved quality of life. Intermittent therapy for metastatic disease is being compared with continuous therapy in an ongoing cooperative group trial. Recent studies have defined the evolving role of cytotoxic chemotherapy in hormone-refractory disease.
American Journal of Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 10, 2012