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Hormone therapy in prostate cancer who, how and when

2017-06-13

Presenter: Dr. Vijay Ramani

Androgens promote the growth of both normal and cancerous prostate cells by binding to and activating the androgen receptor. Once activated, the androgen receptor stimulates the expression of specific genes that cause prostate cells to grow. Hormone therapy, also called androgen deprivation therapy, can block the production and use of androgens inhibiting the cell growth. Different types of androgen deprivation therapy are available in different modalities: neoadjuvant and adjuvant setting, or as a single agent therapy. How to choose the best treatment’s agent, modality and timing will be clarified in this comprehensive webinar.