Population-based validation of a policy change to use long-term androgen deprivation therapy for cT3-4 prostate cancer: impact of the EORTC22863 and RTOG 85-31 and 92-02 trials.

PURPOSE After publication of EORTC-22863 trial, prolonged androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) combined with radiation therapy (RT) became standard policy for high-risk prostate cancer patients in British Columbia (BC) in 1997. We evaluated whether population-based survival improved after this policy change. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two cohorts comprising all… CONTINUE READING