Navigation Links
Experts Issue Warning on Prostate Hormone Therapy
Date:2/1/2010

People underestimate effect on heart from androgen deprivation, official says

MONDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer and the physicians who treat them are being warned that the androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) commonly used against the malignancy might increase the risk of heart attack and cardiac death.

"There is a substantial amount of data demonstrating that ADT adversely affects traditional cardiovascular risk factors, including serum lipoproteins, insulin sensitivity and obesity," according to an advisory published online Feb. 1 in Circulation by a group of experts from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Urological Association.

The warning is guarded, saying that risks have not been found in all studies. "But we think that physicians treating patients with localized and metastatic prostate cancers as well as patients ought to realize that there are significant risks associated with the use of hormone therapy," said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

ADT reduces or eliminates the male hormones that can promote growth of prostate cancer. About one-third of all men with prostate cancer are given ADT, Brawley noted.

"Many people underestimate the harm of hormonal therapy and overestimate the potential benefits of hormonal therapy," he said.

Six studies -- two done in Europe, four in the United States -- have shown increased incidence of cardiovascular problems in men, Brawley said.

One U.S. study of 37,000 men treated for prostate cancer at Veterans Affairs hospitals found a 27 percent increased risk for heart disease among those given multiple hormone-blocking agents. Surgical removal of the testes was associated with a 40 percent increased risk for heart disease and a more than doubled risk for a heart attack.

"These drugs do have usefulness," Brawley said. But there ha
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Ask the non-experts
2. Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health
3. Life-Saving Emergency Supplies and Experts Arrive in Port-au-Prince
4. Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
5. Experts Say CPR by Untrained Bystander a Good Idea
6. Transplant infectious disease experts provide pandemic guidance
7. Leading Plastic Surgery Experts Available to Discuss Proposed Cosmetic Surgery Tax
8. 10 x 20: ID experts call for 10 new antibiotics by 2020
9. Experts Examine Possible Links Between Climate Change and Infectious Disease Transmission
10. Lung cancer experts hold roundtable on new staging guide
11. Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes Hearts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... DC (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 As ... many are looking to private exchanges. “Private Exchange ... August 6 webinar from Atlantic Information Services, will provide ... private exchange strategies for the future. , Barbara Gniewek, ... PwC with extensive experience in the private exchange sector ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... According to the Heartburn No More PDF review recently updated ... people get rid of acid reflux naturally. This ... and acid reflux. In addition, inside this book, people will ... for reflux disease. , Vkool informs in its review ... of reflux disease naturally without medications. The book also instructs ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Building a sense of ... important. Where personal outdoor space is not possible, ... enjoy fun and exercise outside is important. That’s ... in quality commercial playground equipment from APCPLAY. , Old ... Midlothian, Virginia. It is an historic tourist location of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Greta Pontarelli, 63, ... the Masters Champion title at the World Pole Sports Championships ... obstacle for this athlete. She is the only U.S. competitor ... the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF). Over 150 athletes ranging ... took part in the competition. Pontarelli scored first place in ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Dr. Alan Xenakis, ... “DOC X MD Funny Feelings.” The new book, DOC ... Feelings in a unique story telling style with humor and ... and motivational. The reader will find answers to those age-old ... running water make people pee? Why do mosquitoes bite some ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Three PwC Consultants to Offer Insurers Successful Strategies for Private Exchanges 2Health News:Heartburn No More Pdf Review Exposes Jeff Martin's Guide For Treating Heartburn – Vkool.com 2Health News:Heartburn No More Pdf Review Exposes Jeff Martin's Guide For Treating Heartburn – Vkool.com 3Health News:Playground Creates Outdoor Fun for Community at Old Buckingham Station at Midlothian Village (VA) with APCPLAY© 2Health News:Inspiring Senior Athlete Lands Third World Title in One Year 2Health News:New Book by Alan P. Xenakis, MD Reveals Mind and Body Mysteries 2
... gene determines people’s sensitivity to pain.In the study conducted ... prevented by blocking the expression of that particular gene ... a breakthrough in development of new painkillers. ... them had the genetic variant that protects them from ...
... pills for easier swallowing can be dangerous as the tablet’s ... body and crushing could cause serious side effects. ... said, “People can opt to take drugs in patch, liquid ... 60% of the older people. Studies have revealed that tablets ...
... at National University of Singapore recently by researchers, reported ... edition, to study the tangible benefits of curries commonly ... regular consumption of meals which are accompanied by a ... the brain which is often indelibly associated with aging. ...
... Butler, a pioneering plastic and reconstructive surgeon has been ... ethics committee of the Royal Free Hospital, London to ... ,However the Royal College of Surgeons has called for ... transplantation. ,The surgery promises to transform the lives ...
... Sanofi-Aventis' Accomplia (rimonabant), a new drug for treatment of obesity, ... cardiac problems// in people with diabetes type 2. The research was ... in Europe and south and North America. ,Some of them ... others were treated with a placebo, for a 1 year period. ...
... dengue in the capital Thursday taking the death toll in India ... a considerable// fall in the number of fresh cases. ... days with only 74 cases being reported Wednesday across the country, ... ,Officials said it was easily one of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene determines pain threshold... 2Health News:Spices in curries spruce up aging minds 2Health News:Green Signal given to Full-Face Transplants 2Health News:Green Signal given to Full-Face Transplants 3
(Date:7/25/2014)... Trinidad and Tobago , July 25, 2014 ... the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approved ... therapy that significantly increases the cure rate from ... infected with the genotype 1 virus. Telaprevir is ... the trade brand INCIVO®. Photo - ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 According to a ... and China Insulin Market (Rapid-Acting, Short-Acting, Intermediate-Acting, Long-Acting, Premixed, ... Growth, Trends and Forecast (Value and Volume), 2013 - ... 19.99 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow ... to reach USD 32.24 billion in 2019. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... BERWYN, Pa. , July 25, 2014  AMETEK, ... appointment of Kurtis L. Goos as Vice ... Engineered Materials, Interconnects and Packaging (EMIP) Division. ... has extensive general management and business development experience, especially ... to make important contributions to the continued growth and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Hepatitis C virus is the main cause of liver transplant in the world 2The Hepatitis C virus is the main cause of liver transplant in the world 3Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4AMETEK Names Kurtis L. Goos, Vice President & General Manager, Engineered Medical Components 2
... Features Give Molecular Laboratories Increased Efficiencies and Flexibility ... and is Unique in its Ability to Detect and ... Measure All Known Strains of HIV-1, ... ),has received a supplemental Premarket Approval from the U.S. Food and ...
... Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and,Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of ... an action letter from the U.S. Food and Drug ... for bifeprunox, an,atypical antipsychotic that was reviewed for the ... stable adult patients. The,Agency stated that the drug was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Abbott Receives Supplemental FDA Approval for its Best-in-Class in Sensitivity RealTime HIV-1 Viral Load Test 2Abbott Receives Supplemental FDA Approval for its Best-in-Class in Sensitivity RealTime HIV-1 Viral Load Test 3Abbott Receives Supplemental FDA Approval for its Best-in-Class in Sensitivity RealTime HIV-1 Viral Load Test 4Abbott Receives Supplemental FDA Approval for its Best-in-Class in Sensitivity RealTime HIV-1 Viral Load Test 5Abbott Receives Supplemental FDA Approval for its Best-in-Class in Sensitivity RealTime HIV-1 Viral Load Test 6Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Announce Receipt of an FDA Action Letter for Bifeprunox, an Investigational Treatment for Schizophrenia 2Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Announce Receipt of an FDA Action Letter for Bifeprunox, an Investigational Treatment for Schizophrenia 3
Inquire...
... MicroAire Power Assisted Lipoplasty Device uses a 2-mm ... facilitate the movement of the cannula in tissue. ... with more fibrous tissue. That makes the lipoplasty ... will ease your mind to learn that the ...
... 1/3 hp. 0-8 scfm/0-29.8 in.hg.@sea level. Incredibly ... to 4 collection canister systems at one ... changes during the procedure. Standard canister set-up ... filters not included). UL, c-UL and CE ...
... new term being used today to describe the nature ... that may have been used in silicone implants in ... is not new technology cohesive is simply a ... together nature of the gel. All of Mentor silicone ...
Medicine Products: