Journal article

Cytoreductive surgery for men with metastatic prostate cancer

Nikolas Katelaris, Declan Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Athos Katelaris, Daniel Moon

PROSTATE INTERNATIONAL | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery for metastatic prostate cancer is an emerging area of interest with a potential upside that includes local control, delayed initiation of hormone therapy, and possibly improved cancer specific survival. In order for radical prostatectomy to be an effective treatment option for men in this group, the benefits must outweigh the surgical morbidity. The aim of this study was to present a case series and assess the literature feasibility of cytoreductive surgery for men with metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical notes was performed to identify men with metastatic prostate cancer who underwent cytoreductive surgery between 2012 an..

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