Oligometastatic and Oligoprogression Disease and Local Therapies in Prostate Cancer

Matthew P. Deek, Phuoc T. Tran

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Our understanding of metastatic disease is rapidly advancing, with recent evidence supporting an oligometastatic state currently defined by patients having a limited (typically ≤5) number of metastatic deposits. The optimal management of these patients is also shifting toward increased integration of local therapies, with emerging evidence suggesting metastasis-directed therapy can improve overall survival. Additionally, the use of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy within castration-sensitive oligometastatic prostate cancer cohorts appears to forestall the need to initiate systemic therapy, which has unfavorable side effect profiles, such as androgen deprivation therapy, while itself being associated with little toxicity. We review the literature surrounding the use of metastasis-directed therapy in the treatment of oligometastatic prostate cancer by reviewing the evidence for its use within 3 subgroups: de novo synchronous, oligorecurrent, and oligoprogressive disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Journal (United States)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Metastasis-directed therapy
  • oligometastatic
  • oligoprogressive de novo metastatic disease
  • oligorecurrent
  • prostate cancer
  • stereotactic ablative radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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