BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients with locally advanced prostate cancer are generally treated with radiotherapy (RT) which can be combined with hormonal therapy. RT plus monotherapy with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analog triptorelin was compared to RT plus total androgen block (TAB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on patients with locally advanced prostate cancer comparing RT plus monotherapy versus RT plus TAB. RESULTS: For overall survival, no differences between patients receiving RT with monotherapy and those treated with TAB were observed. A trend favoring use of TAB was found for progression-free survival. No differences in late gastrointestinal and genitourinary toxicities were reported. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that monotherapy with LHRH is as effective as TAB, which is important in selecting appropriate treatment considering that TAB can have higher risks of adverse events and reduce the quality of life of patients.

Radiotherapy Plus Total Androgen Block Versus Radiotherapy Plus LHRH Analog Monotherapy for Non-metastatic Prostate Cancer / G. Marvaso, A. Viola, C. Fodor, B.A. Jereczek-Fossa. - In: ANTICANCER RESEARCH. - ISSN 0250-7005. - 38:5(2018 May), pp. 3139-3143. [10.21873/anticanres.12576]

Radiotherapy Plus Total Androgen Block Versus Radiotherapy Plus LHRH Analog Monotherapy for Non-metastatic Prostate Cancer

G. Marvaso
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A. Viola;B.A. Jereczek-Fossa
2018-05

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients with locally advanced prostate cancer are generally treated with radiotherapy (RT) which can be combined with hormonal therapy. RT plus monotherapy with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analog triptorelin was compared to RT plus total androgen block (TAB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on patients with locally advanced prostate cancer comparing RT plus monotherapy versus RT plus TAB. RESULTS: For overall survival, no differences between patients receiving RT with monotherapy and those treated with TAB were observed. A trend favoring use of TAB was found for progression-free survival. No differences in late gastrointestinal and genitourinary toxicities were reported. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that monotherapy with LHRH is as effective as TAB, which is important in selecting appropriate treatment considering that TAB can have higher risks of adverse events and reduce the quality of life of patients.
Prostate cancer; radiotherapy; therapy equivalence; triptorelin
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
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