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Should immunotherapy be administered before or after hormone therapy?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether immunotherapy with sipuleucel-T (Provenge) shows a greater immune response if administered before or after androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Authors present preliminary evidence of improved immune cell response when sipuleucel-T was administered first in patients with recurrent prostate cancer at high risk of...

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Hormone therapy: a risk factor for stroke and heart attacks in patients with prostate cancer

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the link between androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) and risk for developing heart attack or stroke in patients with prostate cancer. Some background Prostate cancer cells often require androgen hormones (male sex hormones such as testosterone) to grow. ADT is intended to reduce the production of...

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