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Paul Edwards posted a topic in Castrate Resistant Prostate CancerWe are all familiar with the concept of intermittent ADT as opposed to continuous ADT. Now researchers are investigating the concept of intermittent chemotherapy as opposed to continuous chemotherapy. If certain criteria are met, there will a break in the chemotherapy treatment and the patient will have a “drug holiday”. In theory intermittent chemotherapy may serve 2 purposes. First, with less constant exposure to the drug, this may potentially delay the development of taxane-refractory disease. Second, breaks in therapy or “drug holidays” ma