Quick Therapy Doesn’t Provide Benefit in Prostate Cancer Relapse

May 15, 2014 4:27 AM

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Men whose prostate cancer comes back in blood tests get no benefit from starting hormone therapy right away, also known as chemical castration, compared with waiting for the disease to progress, a study found.

In a look at 2,012 men whose prostate cancer relapsed, those who delayed hormone treatment were no more likely to die over five and 10 years than those who started therapy immediately, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found. The results were released yesterday ahead of the American...

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