Surgical Castration Linked To Fewer Side Effects Than Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer

Quoc-Dien Trinh MD Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Williams Hospital

Dr. Trinh

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Quoc-Dien Trinh MD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Williams Hospital 

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Dr. Trinh: Among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with metastatic prostate cancer, surgical castration is associated with lower risks of any fractures, peripheral arterial disease, and cardiac-related complications compared to medical castration using GnRH agonists.

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. Trinh: I find it disconcerting that a perfectly reasonable, cost-effective surgical treatment with potentially less adverse effects and compliance issues than its pharmacologic equivalent has disappeared from medical practice for non-scientific reasons.

Citation:

Maxine Sun, Toni K. Choueiri, Ole-Petter R. Hamnvik, Mark A. Preston, Guillermo De Velasco, Wei Jiang, Stacy Loeb, Paul L. Nguyen, Quoc-Dien Trinh. Comparison of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonists and Orchiectomy.

JAMA Oncology, 2015; 1 DOI:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.4917

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Quoc-Dien Trinh MD (2016). Surgical Castration Linked To Fewer Side Effects Than Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer

1 Comment
  • Lizelle
    Posted at 20:00h, 04 January Reply

    This is good news that there are better treatment for prostate cancer with lower adverse side effects. This will be good news for men with prostate cancer.

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