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Anti-androgen Monotherapy

Fri 1 Oct 2010

By: Mark Scholz, M.D. Prostate Oncology Specialists October 2010 Traditionally, anti-androgen medications have been used in combination with LHRH agonists to block testosterone. When anti-androgens are used alone, as so-called anti-androgen monotherapy, it causes in a milder degree of testosterone blockade. There are three anti-androgens—bicalutamide, flutamide, and nilutamide. They work by keeping testosterone away fromRead More ›

Androgen Resistance, Part 2

Sat 1 Feb 2003

Reprinted from PCRI Insights February 2003 v 6.1 By Charles E. (Snuffy) Myers, M.D., Founder and Medical Director, The American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate, Charlottesville, VA, and Member of the PCRI Medical Advisory Board    Part 1 of this article                                Part 3 of this article   Treatment Options for Androgen Hypersensitization: Antiandrogens In Part 1Read More ›

How Do You Treat Prostate Cancer That Has Progressed On Primary Androgen Deprivation Therapy? Part 2 of 2: Secondary Hormonal Treatment Approaches

Thu 1 Oct 1998

Revised October 1998     TABLE OF CONTENTS – PART 2 Page(s) Table of Contents 4 Overview 5 The antiandrogen withdrawal response (AAWR) 5-6 High-dose bicalutamide after flutamide withdrawal 6-7 High-dose ketoconazole (HDK) with hydrocortisone (HC) 7-13 Aminoglutethimide (AG) with hydrocortisone (HC) 12-13 Megestrol acetate 13-15 Corticosteroids 16 Estrogen therapy 17-18 Summary and a viewRead More ›