Combined orchiectomy and external radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone for nonmetastatic prostate cancer with or without pelvic lymph node involvement: a prospective randomized study.

@article{Granfors1998CombinedOA,
  title={Combined orchiectomy and external radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone for nonmetastatic prostate cancer with or without pelvic lymph node involvement: a prospective randomized study.},
  author={Torvald Granfors and Hans Modig and J. E. Damber and Radi{\vs}a Tomi{\'c}},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={159 6},
  pages={2030-4}
}
PURPOSE We compare the combination of orchiectomy and radiotherapy to radiotherapy alone as treatment for pelvic confined prostate cancer, that is T1-4, pN0-3, M0 (TNM classification). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study 91 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer were, after surgical lymph node staging, randomized to receive definitive external beam radiotherapy (46) or combined orchiectomy and radiotherapy (45). Patients treated with radiotherapy alone had androgen… CONTINUE READING