Mario A. Eisenberger, MD | Authors

LHRH Antagonists vs LHRH Agonists: Which Is More Beneficial in Prostate Cancer Therapy?

June 09, 2009

Crawford and Hou[1] review the data on luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonists in prostate cancer. They describe the results of a phase III trial comparing monthly degarelix to monthly leuprolide in men with advanced prostate cancer. Degarelix treatment was associated with a more rapid decline of serum testosterone, and was not associated with an initial surge of serum testosterone seen during the first few days of treatment with leuprolide. They discuss the role of this new form of medical gonadal suppression for the treatment of prostate cancer.

The Role of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy in Prostate Cancer

July 01, 2006

In this review, we describe how clinical investigators addressed some of the challenges in prostate cancer chemotherapy trials 20 years ago, and we indicate what has evolved in the field since that time. We consider the impact that prostate-specific antigen measurement had in this setting, evolving clinical paradigms, multidisciplinary programs, and the current armamentarium of cancer treatment, including targeted molecular therapy, for patients with hormone-refractory disease.

Recent Advances in Hormonal Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer

August 01, 2003

For many years, prostate cancerhas been known to be sensitiveto androgens. Indeed, endocrinemanipulations aimed at the reductionof serum testosterone to below oraround the castrate range have beenthe mainstay in the management ofadvanced prostate cancer for the past60 years. Despite widespread testing,the advances with this treatment modalityfor prostate cancer over the pastseveral decades have been modest.Unfortunately, the answers to manyrelevant critical questions still lie inthe future. The limiting factor of hormonaltherapy is that a significant proportionof tumor cells are not affectedby androgen deprivation.

Recent Developments in Chemotherapy for Bladder Cancer

June 01, 2001

Drs. Vaughn and Malkowicz provide a fairly extensive and balanced review of chemotherapy for metastatic bladder cancer. They highlight the results obtained with some of the most commonly employed regimens that have been evaluated