Hormonal Therapy of Prostatic Cancer

  title={Hormonal Therapy of Prostatic Cancer},
  author={W. Scott and Mani Menon and P. Walsh},
  • W. Scott, Mani Menon, P. Walsh
  • Published 1980
  • Medicine
  • Cancer
  • The principle goal of hormonal therapy in the treatment of prostatic cancer, as Huggins suggested in 1941, is the suppression of androgenic stimuli. Consequently, the treatment of advanced prostatic cancer has consisted of orchiectomy, estrogen administration, antiandrogen therapy, adrenalectomy or hypophysectomy, or a combination of some of these. Although the three VACURG studies are subject to several valid criticisms, they provide the best available information to date. In summary, these… CONTINUE READING
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