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ADT2 survival better than ADT1 for high risk men

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Cancer. 2009 Aug 1;115(15):3437-45.

Combined androgen blockade with bicalutamide for advanced prostate cancer: long-term follow-up of a phase 3, double-blind, randomized study for survival.

Akaza H, Hinotsu S, Usami M, Arai Y, Kanetake H, Naito S, Hirao Y; Study Group for the Combined Androgen Blockade Therapy of Prostate Cancer.

Department of Urology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. akazah@md.tsukuba.ac.jp

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* Cancer. 2009 Aug 1;115(15):3376-8.

BACKGROUND: A previously reported, double-blind, randomized, multicenter phase 3 trial in 205 patients with stage C/D prostate cancer compared combined androgen blockade (CAB) with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist (LHRH-A) plus bicalutamide 80 mg versus LHRH-A plus bicalutamide-matching placebo (LHRH-A monotherapy). The analysis at a median follow-up of 2.4 years indicated that CAB significantly (P<.001) prolonged the time to progression and the time to treatment failure. In the current report, survival data from a long-term follow-up (median, 5.2 years) were analyzed. METHODS: All deaths irrespective of cause and all prostate cancer-specific deaths were recorded. The data were analyzed using Cox regression analysis and the log-rank test.

RESULTS: At a median follow-up of 5.2 years, a significant overall survival advantage was observed in favor of CAB over LHRH-A monotherapy (Cox regression analysis: hazard ratio, 0.78; 95% confidence interval, 0.60-0.99; P=.0498; log-rank test: P=.0425). The difference in cause-specific survival between the 2 groups was not significant. The achievement of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) nadir concentration

CONCLUSIONS: CAB with bicalutamide 80 mg offered a significant overall survival benefit compared with LHRH-A monotherapy without reducing tolerability in patients with locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer. Copyright © 2009 American Cancer Society.

PMID: 19536889 Forum: Very high risk Title: ADT2 survival better than ADT1 for high risk men

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