Neoadjuvant therapy before radical prostatectomy - indications and protocols - Abstract

Abteilung für Urologie und Andrologie, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder, Wien, Austria.


As neoadjuvant chemotherapy is established for a variety of nonorgan confined malignancies, neoadjuvant hormone ablation for hormone sensitive prostate cancer has demonstrated encouraging results. Neoadjuvant therapy not only provides possible early systemic treatment for subclinical distant disease, but also aims to improve local disease control and to increase the number of patients eligible for definitive local therapy via downstaging. However, only limited, heterogenous studies are available. Therefore, prospective high quality studies are urgently needed to assess the future role of neoadjuvant hormone ablation.

Article in German.

Written by:
Lamche M, Schramek P.   Are you the author?

Reference: Wien Med Wochenschr. 2011 Aug;161(15-16):374-6.
doi: 10.1007/s10354-011-0013-8

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21953427 Prostate Cancer Section



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