Evolving Use of Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Management

Since its introduction more than 70 years ago, the use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer has evolved to become part of a multimodal management approach. In this presentation from the NCCN 21st Annual Conference, James L. Mohler, MD, reviewed data that inform these strategies and gave his bottom-line recommendations on issues such as ADT plus radiotherapy, continuous versus intermittent ADT, ADT for positive nodes, and ADT plus docetaxel. He suggested that ADT plus radiation therapy should be used in patients at high risk, intermittent ADT is more appropriate for most patients than continuous ADT, and docetaxel should be given with ADT for high-volume metastatic disease.

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 2016 May [Epub]

James L Mohler

Presented by James L. Mohler, MD, Department of Urology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York.