What is the role of radiotherapy and androgen ablation in the treatment of prostate cancer?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Isamettin Andrew Aral, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Data from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) have shown a clear improvement in biochemical control of disease when patients receive a combination of radiotherapy and androgen-suppressive treatment. The results of several phase III clinical trials suggest that the true benefit of combining radiotherapy with androgen blockade may lie in the potentially synergistic effects of the 2 treatments.


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