Prostate changes related to therapy: With special reference to hormone therapy - Abstract

Hormone and radiation therapy have traditionally been used in prostate cancer (PCa).

Morphological effects are often identified in needle biopsies and surgical specimens. A range of histological changes are seen in the non-neoplastic prostate and in the pre-neoplastic and neoplastic areas. Other ablative therapies, including cryotherapy, and emerging focal therapies, such as high-intensity focused ultrasound, photodynamic therapy and interstitial laser thermotherapy, may induce changes on the prostate. As new compounds are developed for prostate cancer treatment, it is important to document their effects on benign and neoplastic prostate tissue.

Written by:
Mazzucchelli R, Lopez-Beltran A, Galosi AB, Zizzi A, Scarpelli M, Bracarda S, Cheng L, Montironi R.   Are you the author?
Section of Pathological Anatomy, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, School of Medicine, United Hospitals, Via Conca 71, I-60126 Torrette, Ancona, Italy.

Reference: Future Oncol. 2014 Aug;10(11):1873-86.
doi: 10.2217/fon.14.37

 
PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25325826

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