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Cancer. 1987 Aug 1;60(3 Suppl):589-601.

Carcinoma of the prostate. Hormonal therapy.

Abstract

A selective review of the literature regarding hormonal therapy for patients with carcinoma of the prostate is presented to assess the current status of the following: therapeutic advantages, disadvantages and risks of alternate approaches to hormonal therapy; observations to predict the magnitude and duration of response to therapy; indications for initiating hormone therapy; the short-term and long-term effects of therapy; and role of hormone therapy in patients with recurrent tumor activity after initial hormonal measures.

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