Hormonal Intensification Should Start at the Low-risk Stage in Metastatic Prostate Cancer.

The treatment landscape for metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) has dramatically evolved. Monotherapy androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with testosterone suppression alone is no longer the standard of care as multiple global phase 3 trials of different combinatorial strategies have been clinically and statistically successful and the combinations have been incorporated into guidelines on advanced prostate cancer. For appropriate patients, clinicians should consider combining ADT with docetaxel or an androgen receptor pathway inhibitor, or possibly with both. Shared patient-physician decision-making mandates a review of the level 1 evidence supporting the optimization and intensification of combination therapy for patients with mHSPC. Here we discuss the evidence underscoring intensification strategies as the standard of care for low-volume, low-risk mHSPC.

We discuss treatment strategies for men with metastatic prostate cancer. Combinations of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and drugs that inhibit the androgen receptor pathway are superior to ADT alone and prolong survival in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.

European urology open science. 2022 Sep 28*** epublish ***

Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, Lauren Folgosa Cooley, Abhishek Srivastava, Neal Shore

Department of Urology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA., Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA., Genesis Care, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.

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