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Combining chemotherapy and hormone therapy early for metastatic prostate cancer

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) plus docetaxel (Taxotere) compared to ADT alone for metastatic prostate cancer. Researchers reported increased progression-free survival and overall survival when ADT was combined with docetaxel. Some background ADT is a type of hormone therapy...

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Similar treatment outcomes following intermittent and continuous hormone therapy

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared intermittent and continuous androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in treating locally advanced prostate cancer. Researchers reported that both intermittent and continuous ADT were equally as effective and well-tolerated. Some background ADT is a type of hormone therapy that blocks male hormones (such as testosterone)...

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Could acupuncture help with the symptoms related to hormone therapy in breast cancer?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine if acupuncture could reduce medication-induced hot flashes in patients with breast cancer. Some background Aromatase inhibitors are a form of hormone therapy used for women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer (dependent on the hormones estrogen or progesterone for growth). Hot flashes are an...

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Significance of prostate specific antigen in metastatic prostate cancer survival

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell The authors determined the significance of prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in determining survival in prostate cancer patients with bone tumors after hormone therapy Some background Hormone therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. It targets the male sex hormones active in prostate cancer, such as testosterone....

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