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Popular prostate cancer treatment associated with bone decay

Using novel technology allowing “virtual bone biopsies” researchers have found that a common treatment for prostate cancer called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with structural decay of cortical and trabecular bone. The study has been accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

Prostate cancer is the… Popular prostate cancer treatment associated with bone decay   



70 percent of prostate cancer patients on ADT gain significant weight in first year

Seventy per cent of men who received androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) after surgery to remove their prostate gland gained significant weight in the first year, putting on an average of 4.2kg, according to a paper in the March issue of the urology journal BJUI.

Researchers studied the recorded weights of 132 men who underwent radical… 70 percent of prostate cancer patients on ADT gain significant weight in first year   



Short-term hormone therapy plus radiation therapy increases survival for men with early-stage prostate cancer

Short-term hormone therapy (androgen deprivation therapy: ADT) given in combination with radiation therapy for men with early-stage prostate cancer increases their chance of living longer and not dying from the disease, compared with that of those who receive the same radiation therapy alone, according to a Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) study published in… Short-term hormone therapy plus radiation therapy increases survival for men with early-stage prostate cancer   



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