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Michael R. Harrison, MD

Michael R. Harrison, MD

Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

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Sexual and urinary morbidities resulting from treatment of pelvic malignancies are common. Awareness of these complications is critical in order to properly counsel patients regarding potential side effects and to facilitate prompt diagnosis and management.

Men with high-risk nonmetastatic CRPC should if possible be enrolled in a clinical trial and that patients with low-risk disease can be safely observed.

There is ample evidence suggesting that physical activity and exercise can be therapeutic tools for patients with prostate cancer. Patients diagnosed with localized disease should be advised to stay physically active; furthermore, patients who are undergoing radiation therapy and/or treatment with ADT appear to benefit from regular aerobic and resistance exercise to alleviate side effects.

We have presented the first case of a patient with metastatic ATGCT with peritoneal carcinomatosis, who responded to treatment with a VEGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Because of the relative paucity of such cases in the literature, no clear treatment strategy exists. For patients with metastatic ATGCT, enrollment in clinical trials testing novel therapies, including angiogenesis inhibitors, is a reasonable option.

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