All patients on the trial had a form of prostate cancer that is referred to as 'castrate-resistant,' a stage of prostate cancer when the traditional testosterone suppression treatment is no longer effective against the cancer.Dr. Vaishampayan noted that all men who are diagnosed with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer on androgen deprivation become castrate-resistant within a median of 18-24 months after their initial diagnosis. The study established parameters for assessing the risk factors of early onset castrate-resistant disease, she said.
Karmanos Genitourinary Team Leader Contributes To Article On Prostate Cancer In New England Journal Of Medicine
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