Early versus late hormonal therapy for prostate cancer

Hiroshi Miyamoto, Edward M. Messing

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Hormonal therapy remains the critical therapeutic option for men with advanced prostate cancer. However, considerable uncertainty remains regarding the appropriate choice/timing and actual benefits of hormonal therapy in various situations. This article reviews the relevant studies of immediate versus deferred hormonal therapy in patients with prostate cancer. The evidence from the data supports that early treatment is beneficial to many patients. Significant survival benefit of early hormonal therapy has been observed among patients with asymptomatic metastatic disease, node-positive but clinically localized disease after radical prostatectomy and lymphadenectomy, and advanced local/regional disease during and after radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-196
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  • Radical Prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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