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US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: New research suggests more men will be getting radiation therapy for locally advanced prostate cancer, according to a paper at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual conference. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Italian researchers have been studying the effectiveness of treating locally advanced prostate cancer with external beam radiation therapy combined with high-dose-rate brachytherapy as a boost. READ MORE>

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JUNE 11: NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE: A combination of radiotherapy plus short-term (6 months) androgen suppression provides inferior survival than (standard) radiotherapy plus long-term (three years) androgen suppression in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer, according to a study of nearly 1000 patients.

“In our study, the difference in the effect of short-term and long-term androgen suppression on five-year mortality was modest,” say researchers for the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group and Genito-Urinary Tract Cancer Group in their report for the latest NEJM.

“But we believe that the advantage of long-term suppression is likely to be maintained at 10 years, whereas the benefit of short-term suppression may be dissipated by then.

“We recommend radiotherapy plus long-term androgen suppression for men with locally advanced prostate cancer (classified as stage T2c or above, with a WHO performance status of 0 to 2) who have no contra-indicating coexisting conditions.”

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MAY 19: URO TODAY:  Patients with locally advanced prostate cancer have a high risk of progression after radical prostatectomy as single therapy, a Swedish study has found. Post-operative radio therapy has been shown to improve the outcome. Neoadjuvant/adjuvant hormonal therapy has been shown to improve the outcome after RT. Bringing this knowledge together offering a multi-modality therapy with neoadjuvant/adjuvant hormonal therapy, RP followed by post-operative immediate RT seems to offer a high chance of biochemical-free survival. READ MORE>

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