Journal article

Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Recommendations to Improve Patient and Partner Quality of Life

Stacy Elliott, David M Latini, Lauren M Walker, Richard Wassersug, John W Robinson

JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Because of improved prostate cancer detection, more patients begin androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) earlier and remain on it longer than before. Patients now may be androgen deprived for over a decade, even when they are otherwise free of cancer symptoms. AIM: An ADT Survivorship Working Group was formed to develop and evaluate interventions to limit the physiological and emotional trauma patients and their partners experience from this treatment. METHODS: The multidisciplinary Working Group met for 2 days to define the challenges couples face when patients commence ADT. A writing sub-group was formed. It compiled the meeting's proceedings, reviewed the literature and, in con..

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Awarded by Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation


Awarded by Houston Center for Quality of Care & Utilization Studies


Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (PSO-Capacity-2007-3529) to RW; Dalhousie Cancer Research Program to RW; Ascend Therapeutics in Arlington, Virginia, to RW; and a private donation to RW. It was also partly supported by the Houston Center for Quality of Care & Utilization Studies (HFP-90-020). DL is supported by a career development award from the American Cancer Society. The manuscript was derived from the "Psychological Impact of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners: Defining the Problem, Evaluating Interventions" conference, where the ADT Survivorship Working Group met in 2008.