PROSTATE CANCER: ‘The prostate’ in patients with metastatic prostate cancer: to treat or not to treat?

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Advances in understanding of prostate cancer biology and improved treatment options have changed management of metastatic prostate cancer. Escape of the malignancy from the prostatic capsule no longer means that treatment is focused on limiting systemic spread, and data suggest that local treatment of the prostate is beneficial, even in men whose tumour has spread.

Refers to Leyh-Bannurah, S. R. et al. Local therapy improves survival in metastatic prostate cancer. Eur Urol. (2017)

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