Objective To determine whether hormonal therapy prior to radical prostatectomy (neoadjuvant hormonal therapy) leads to improved results in patients with stage C prostate cancer. Patients and methods Thirty patients received neoadjuvant hormonal therapy for stage C carcinoma of the prostate. Eighteen patients who responded to treatment subsequently underwent extirpative surgery. Results Fourteen of the 30 patients (47%) were diagnosed as being downstaged to clinical stage B disease following therapy. No major complications occurred. Pathology staging revealed only three patients (10%) to have organ‐confined disease after radical prostatectomy. Conclusions Neoadjuvant hormonal therapy prior to radical prostatectomy offers little probability of rendering patients with clinical stage C carcinoma of the prostate free of disease. Further investigation of the efficacy of this treatment should be accomplished in randomized trials.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||British Journal of Urology|
|State||Published - May 1994|
- Prostate cancer
- hormonal therapy
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