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Many prostate cancer patients receive improper or 'mismatched' therapies
Date:11/25/2007

Prostate cancer patients often receive treatment that is contraindicated by pre-existing conditions, like urinary or bowel dysfunction, according to a new study. Dr. James Talcott of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and co-investigators found that patients with certain pretreatment dysfunctions often receive contraindicated or mismatched therapies, which can lead to worse outcomes. The study is published in the January 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 218,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 27,000 die from the disease each year. The three most common treatments for the disease are external beam radiation, brachytherapy, and radical prostatectomy.

Clinical studies have found no differences in efficacy among the three major therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer, but each brings with it certain risks, such as urinary incontinence or sexual dysfunction. Therefore, the best therapy for a particular patient will depend on the individuals pre-treatment status. For example, patients with pre-existing bowel dysfunction should not receive external beam radiation as a first line of therapy because the treatment inevitably irradiates the adjacent rectum in addition to the prostate and causes acute and long-term bowel dysfunction. Similarly, patients with problematic urinary obstructive symptoms should not receive brachytherapy, which delivers radiation to the prostate and can cause complete obstruction in patients with pre-existing obstructive symptoms.

Dr. Talcott and his colleagues surveyed 438 patients who sought therapy for untreated, localized prostate cancer from several hospitals in the Boston area between June 1, 1994 and August 31, 2000. Several additional questionnaires were mailed to patients until 36 months after treatment, and medical records were reviewed.

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Contact: Amy Molnar
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