Study Explores ADT Alternative in Localized Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Anita T. Shaffer @Shaffer1
Published: Monday, Jun 18, 2018
Shreyas Joshi, MD

Shreyas Joshi, MD

Cryoablation may help men whose prostate cancer recurs after radiation therapy (RT) avoid or delay retreatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), according to findings from a Fox Chase Cancer Center study.

The results indicate that local salvage therapy “should be considered for men with BCR to prolong ADT-free survival,” Joshi said during his presentation. He added that follow-up is needed to define the extent of the benefit that this approach would provide.
Joshi S, Strauss D, Correa A, et al. Using ADT-free survival to evaluate the utility of salvage cryoablation in men with locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiation. Abstract presented at: AUA 2018; May 18-21, 2018; San Francisco, CA. Abstract PD34-01. jurology. com/article/S0022-5347(18)40878-6/fulltext.

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