This study aimed to investigate the effect of neoadjuvant hormone therapy (NHT) on resection margin positivity, biochemical-recurrence- (BCR-) free survival, and overall survival (OS) in 176 patients with locally advanced prostate cancer (LAPC) treated with radical prostatectomy using propensity-score matching, including 79 (44. 9%) patients treated with the NHT. Fifty pairs of one-to-one propensity-score matching were matched to investigate the pure effect of NHT on resection margin positivity, BCR, and OS with a statistical significance of p<0.050. Before matching, NHT, tumor volume percentage, and extracapsular extension were significant factors for resection margin positivity (p≤0.001); however, after matching, NHT became insignificant in the multivariate analysis (p=0.084). In the survival analysis, NHT was not associated with BCR or OS before and after matching (BCR: hazard ratio, 1.35 and 0.84, respectively; OS: hazard ratio, 1.05 and 0.77, respectively; p≥0.539 for all). Conversely, PSA level (HR, 2.23), extracapsular extension (HR, 2.10), and lymphovascular invasion (HR, 1.85) were significant factors for BCR (p≤0.001 for all), but none were significant factors for OS in the propensity-score matching analysis (p≥0.948). Therefore, NHT was not a significant factor for resection margin positivity, BCR-free survival, and OS before and after propensity-score matching in patients with LAPC.
BioMed research international. 2018 Dec 06*** epublish ***
Sung Han Kim, Eun Young Park, Jungnam Joo, Jae Young Joung, Ho Kyung Seo, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee
Department of Urology, Center for Prostate Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital of National Cancer Center, Goyang, Republic of Korea., Biometrics Research Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Research Institute and Hospital of National Cancer Center, Goyang, Republic of Korea.