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URO TODAY: Acupuncture provides excellent control of hot flashes in men undergoing androgen ablation therapy (hormone treatment) for prostate cancer, according to US researchers. READ MORE>

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JULY 27: URO TODAY: Higher pre-treatment blood serum levels of calcium, albumin and haemoglobin are good prognostic factors for patients with metastatic prostatic cancer on hormone treatment, irrespective of tumour grading. READ MORE>

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JUNE 11: NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE: Trials have been initiated that should address many of the questions surrounding hormone treatment for prostate cancer within the next decade, writes Peter Albertsen in the latest edition of NEJM.

“Until then, androgen-deprivation therapy for clinically localized disease should be limited primarily to men with advanced localized disease undergoing radiation therapy and to men with clear signs of systemic disease.

“These are the patients most likely to benefit from either symptom relief or increased survival that would justify the compromise in quality of life that is associated with androgen-deprivation therapy.”

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URO TODAY: A group of Spanish prostate patients has been used to trial a “quality of life” survey aimed at comparing the experiences of those undergoing radiotherapy to those getting hormone treatment. READ MORE>

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