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Androgen Deprivation and Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

  • Patrick A. Kupelian
  • Tom Carlson
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Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

The combination of hormonal therapy (HT) with radiation therapy (RT) to treat localized prostate cancer, particularly locally advanced prostate cancers, has substantially increased in recent years. The optimal use of HT, which is constantly expanding, is still to be determined. Fortunately, multiple prospective studies performed since the 1980s have shed some light on many questions related to the use of HT in combination with RT. This chapter reviews the data and the findings from these prospective studies, although relevant retrospective data are also discussed.

Keywords

Prostate Cancer Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Localize Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy 
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