EBRT for Int. or High Risk Disease

When the PSA is over 10 ng/ml or the Gleason score is over 6, men with localized prostate cancer have a higher risk for disease recurrence. Find out the best way to administer external radiation in these men and if there is a value for adding medical castration.

A more recent randomized study found that men with low risk disease, those having a PSA under 10 ng/ml, a Gleason score of 6 and either T1c or T2a disease had no benefit from adding hormone therapy to radiation. The death rate from prostate cancer was reduced by 7% in men with intermediate risk cancer who received 4 months of hormone therapy with the radiation. (Reviewed May, 2012)