Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Raises Heart-Related Death Risk in Prostate Cancer (PCa)

October 30, 2014 2:21 PM

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Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Raises Heart-Related Death Risk in Prostate Cancer (PCa)

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may increase heart-related mortality in men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart conditions, according to research published online in BJU International.

For the study, David Ziehr, a medical student at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues collected data on 5,077 men treated for prostate cancer between 1997 and 2006. Among these men, 30 percent were treated with hormone therapy.

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