Navigation Links
Six months hormone therapy in addition to radiotherapy improves prostate cancer survival
Date:4/6/2014

Vienna, Austria: Men with prostate cancer that is small and confined to the prostate gland but that is at risk of growing and spreading, do better if they are treated with radiotherapy combined with androgen deprivation therapy, which lowers their levels of the male hormone, testosterone, according to new research.

The findings, which will be presented at the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna today (Monday), are expected to change clinical practice.

Professor Michel Bolla, a professor of radiation oncology at Grenoble University Hospital (Grenoble, France), will tell the conference: "Although we need longer follow-up to assess the impact on these men's overall survival, these findings need to be taken into account in daily clinical practice. They show that three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, whether intensity modulated or not, and regardless of the dose level, has to be combined with short-term androgen deprivation therapy in order to obtain a significant decrease in the risk of relapse. Therefore, during multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss a patient's treatment, this combined treatment approach should be one of the options proposed for men with localised prostate cancer that has an intermediate or high risk of growing and spreading." [1]

Prof Bolla and colleagues from 37 centres in 14 countries recruited 819 men to a clinical trial. The patients had early stage prostate tumours (as confirmed by analyses of biopsy samples and levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA)) that were at intermediate or high risk of growing and spreading to other parts of the body. They were randomised to receive either radiotherapy alone or radiotherapy and two injections under the skin of hormone drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogues (LH-RH analogues), which lower levels of testosterone to cause reversible chemical castration. Each drug injection lasted three mont
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. June 2012 marks a milestone for International Urogynecology Associates as Dr. Robert D. Moore and Dr. John R. Miklos perform their 24th Neovagina Surgery in 24 months
2. Enzalutamide adds 5 months survival in late-stage prostate cancer
3. Pediatricians Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up
4. At 6 months, development of children with autism like those without
5. Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests
6. New study finds majority of pregnant women require an average of 2 months sick leave from work
7. Quorn Foods Inc. Comments on an Article Regarding Easy Vegetarian Meals for the Cold Winter Months
8. Tariq Drabu Dentist Affair and Media Department Heralds First Six Months of New Websites
9. Recovery from Chronic Prostatitis with New Herbal Product Takes Three Months, States Wuhan Dr. Li's Clinic
10. A New Study By CogniFit Finds That Individuals Can Triple Their Cognitive Benefits When Brain Training Continuously Over 6 Months
11. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diet Plans Announces One Month of Complimentary Prescription Supplement when Patients Purchase Two Months of Prescription hCG
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... Dr Murray Grossan was interviewed for an article in ... October 2014 issue of Bottom Line Personal magazine, there will ... treating snoring, and in some cases Obstructive Sleep Apnea. ... adults snore occasionally, and about 25% do it all the ... the back of the throat tend to sag when you ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 22, 2014 Benefiting from accelerated ... medical expenses, the Chinese orthopedic instrument market demand ... a CAGR of 19.2% during 2009-2013. Trauma products, ... segments of orthopedic instruments in China, of which ... share in 2013. , Being optimistic about bright ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Strongly influenced by their ... when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia ... , This could imply that humans are less ... others, researchers said. Their findings are published in ... sense of unfairness is affected by their self-interest, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 Local agencies in ... larger discounts for specific protection plans, according to released ... consumers to quote life insurance from local agencies using ... local agents that appear inside of the national system ... method of price reviews this year. Adults who enter ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 22, 2014 The “Proteomics Market ... Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Surface Plasmon Resonance, X-ray Crystallography) - ... 2018", analyzes and studies the major market drivers, ... and the Rest of the World (RoW) , ... through 415 pages and in-depth TOC on “Proteomics ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr Murray Grossan Explains how and why Singing Exercises Stop Snoring 2Health News:Dr Murray Grossan Explains how and why Singing Exercises Stop Snoring 3Health News:China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 2Health News:China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 3Health News:China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 4Health News:Influenced by Self-Interest, Humans Less Concerned About Inequity To Others, Researchers Find 2Health News:Influenced by Self-Interest, Humans Less Concerned About Inequity To Others, Researchers Find 3Health News:Life Insurance from Local Agents Now Priced Nationally Through Complimentary Tool Online 2Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Proteomics Market worth $20,696.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... in births of autistic children have led to a fear ... towards an autistic epidemic. However a recent report, which was ... out that this is not true. The report points out ... autistic epidemic., ,The study had pointed out that recent ...
... size at birth, as a marker of an adverse ... // death from cardiovascular disease, according to the study ... obtained by studying 13830 individuals born between 1924 and ... causes of death between 1971 and 1998 was obtained ...
... Aptivus ( tipranavir ) , has been recently approved ... are to be given in combination with ritonavir for treatment ... for patients with advanced HIV disease, and provides a new ... of Aptivus in combination with ritonavir, has shown to be ...
... to varying degrees of energy loss during aerobic exercises and ... our bodies react to exercise programs is genetic in origin ... level of blood glucose in the body etc. ,According ... Washington University School of Medicine, exercise can help the scientists ...
... India ,German Remedies, a part of the Zydus group, has ... lymphocytic leukemia. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of ... present has no cure. The disease is unknown in childhood, ... with increasing age. ,Fludarabine has emerged as one ...
... of the smokers reveals that the smokers may differ in ... to smoking. ,Researchers have found that the urge to ... according to the brain responses to the smoking habit. Researchers ... brain images of smokers in a bid to study the ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML ... and women,s health, has appointed Holly B. Bauzon ... Ms. Bauzon has a proven track record ... for laboratory services companies. She has more than 20 ... where she held the position of Director, Lab Services ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  eRelevance Corporation ( ... announced today that it has completed integration with ... for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices. ... value to healthcare practices using Nextech," stated ... Corporation. "Using information from the EMR we are ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... YORK , Aug. 21, 2014  Publicis Groupe ... Shannon Hartley , Managing Partner and Healthcare Industry Group ... PharmaVoice 100, which recognizes the most inspiring people in ... are leaders in research and development, marketing, technology, creativity, ... agency in 2006 as a partner in its leading ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vermillion Appoints Holly B. Bauzon as VP of Sales and Managed Markets 2eRelevance Corporation Integrates with Nextech Electronic Medical Records 2Shannon Hartley Shines in PharmaVOICE 100 2
... BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 8 Advanced Health Media, LLC ... marketing services and related technology for the pharmaceutical and ... industry leader in speaker bureau management, supplying automation and ... and coordinating promotional events for more than 200 brands. ...
... Oct. 8 Cancer treatments are on track to become ... to overall drug spending hit five percent for the first ... Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). Oncology specialty drug spending ... conditions and multiple sclerosis as a specialty drug growth driver. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Advanced Health Media Announces Acquisition of Ephikacy, LLC 2Advanced Health Media Announces Acquisition of Ephikacy, LLC 3Cancer Drugs Emerging as Top Driver of Specialty Drug Spending 2Cancer Drugs Emerging as Top Driver of Specialty Drug Spending 3Cancer Drugs Emerging as Top Driver of Specialty Drug Spending 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: