The role of antiandrogen monotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer

  title={The role of antiandrogen monotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer},
  author={J. Anderson},
  journal={BJU International},
  • J. Anderson
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • BJU International
  • The mainstay of hormonal therapy in prostate cancer has been medical or surgical castration, both of which are associated with loss of libido and impotence, and may not always be acceptable to the patient. Antiandrogen monotherapy is an alternative treatment option to castration. There are two types of antiandrogen, i.e. steroidal (cyproterone acetate, CPA), and nonsteroidal (bicalutamide, flutamide and nilutamide). Data comparing survival outcome with CPA and castration are limited and… CONTINUE READING
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