Local Therapy Improves Overall Survival in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Prostate Cancer.

@article{Parikh2017LocalTI,
  title={Local Therapy Improves Overall Survival in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Prostate Cancer.},
  author={Rahul R Parikh and John Byun and Sharad Goyal and Isaac Yi Kim},
  journal={The Prostate},
  year={2017},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={559-572}
}
BACKGROUND The role of local therapy, in the form of radiation therapy (RT) or radical prostatectomy(RP), and its association on outcomes is not well established in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS Using the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we evaluated patterns of care and outcomes among patients diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer from 2004 to 2013 treated with local therapy (RP, intensity-modulated radiation therapy [IMRT], or 2D/3D-conformal radiation therapy [CRT… CONTINUE READING
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