ASCO GU 2018: Radical Prostatectomy in Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer: Feasibility, Safety, and Quality of Life Outcomes

San Francisco, CA ( Ongoing studies are evaluating the role of definitive treatment of the primary tumor in men with de novo metastatic prostate cancer. If proven beneficial, the optimal timing of the intervention will need to be considered. Little is known regarding the safety and quality of life outcomes of RP in metastatic castration resistant PCa (mCRPC).

This study analyzed 14 pts undergoing RP and being on clinical trials, in the setting of mCRPC from 2008-2016. Intra-op and post-op complications were assigned Clavien-Dindo grade. Post-op expanded prostate cancer index composite (EPIC) urinary domains quality of life (QOL) outcomes were reviewed.

A total of 5 (36%) pts received platinum based chemo prior to RP. 4 pts had a decrease in PSA post RP (range: 0.2-57.3 ng/ml); 7 pts had an increase in PSA post RP (range: 0.1-24.5 ng/ml); and 3 pts’ PSA was unchanged. Positive surgical margin rate was 57%. 3 of 6 cN0 pts were pN1. 1 of 8 cN1 pts were pN0. 12/14 pts underwent extended lymphadenectomy with a median of 3 (IQR 0-4) positive LNs out of 17 (IQR 11-25) LNs removed. Median op time was 239 min (IQR 186-304). Median EBL was 200cc (IQR 150-225). 8 pts had bilateral non-nerve sparing. Median pre-op and <3month post-op EPIC urinary function QOL scores were 84 (IQR 70-95) and 78 (IQR 62-810) respectively. 30-day mortality was 0% and 12/14 pts were alive at 1 year post RP. There were no intra-op complications. There was one Clavien Grade III complication (pelvic abscess), with the remaining 5 complications being either Grade I or II.

In this highly selected cohort of pts with mCRPC, RP seemed to be feasible with limited complications. Differences in pre-op and post-op urinary QOL scores were not clinically significant. This study assessed an experimental approach on a small selected cohort of patients Therefore, this approach should not be utilized outside of well-designed clinical trials, or for palliation purposes.

Presented by: Chad A. Reichard

Written by: Hanan Goldberg, MD, Urologic Oncology Fellow (SUO), University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Twitter:@GoldbergHanan at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, February 8-10, 2018 - San Francisco, CA