Program for the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer
Sullivan T, Mundy L, Hiller JE, Merlin T.
Record ID 32006001396
Authors' results and conclusions: Prostate cancer is a significant health issue for older men in Australia and New Zealand. New treatment programs capable of improving outcomes for men with prostate cancer may provide significant long term benefits, both to patients and the health system. The high-level data reported by Denham et al (2005) provides considerable evidence for the effectiveness of hormone therapy used prior to and during radiotherapy. It is likely that if there is widespread diffusion, this treatment regimen will replace the current regimen at little additional cost to the health system.
Authors' recomendations: It is recommended, therefore, that this summary be disseminated throughout the jurisdictions to inform clinical practice. No further research is required on behalf of HealthPACT.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
URL for published report: http://www.horizonscanning.gov.au/internet/horizon/publishing.nsf/Content/84C1091198F8C1CFCA2575AD0080F357/$File/Program%20for%20the%20treatment%20of%20locally%20advanced%20prostate%20cancer%20March2006.pdf
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Prostatic Neoplasms
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