PC-SPES, a dietary supplement for the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer.

@article{Pfeifer2000PCSPESAD,
  title={PC-SPES, a dietary supplement for the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer.},
  author={Bernd L Pfeifer and J F Pirani and Scott R Hamann and K. F. Klippel},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={481-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of PC-SPES, a dietary supplement containing eight herbal extracts, which is a popular alternative therapy among patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer; anecdotal reports claim that this agent provides relief of metastatic pain, improvements in quality of life and reduction of prostatic specific antigen (PSA) level. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen men treated for advanced metastatic prostate cancer (stage D3) with either orchidectomy or a… CONTINUE READING