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Adding radiotherapy to hormone treatment improves survival in older men with prostate cancer

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h84 (Published 08 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h84
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Giving radiotherapy in addition to hormone therapy improves survival in older men with locally advanced prostate cancer when compared with the commonly used approach of using only hormonal treatment in this age group, an analysis of US data has shown.

Researchers compared the effectiveness of androgen deprivation therapy and radiotherapy with that of hormonal treatment alone in 31 541 men who had had prostate cancer diagnosed …

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