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Chemotherapy in Prostate Cancer

Sat 28 Feb 2009

  By Richard Lam, M.D. Prostate Oncology Specialists, Marina del Rey, CA Edited from PCRI Insights February, 2009 v 12.1 In the last decade, the role of chemotherapy has evolved significantly. The first approved chemotherapy agents, mitoxantrone (Mitoxantrone) and estramustine (Emcyt), were utilized for prostate cancer patients to help control pain and to relieve symptomsRead More ›

Dealing With Taxotere® Side Effects

Thu 31 May 2007

  by Richard Lam, MD Prostate Oncology Specialists, Marina del Rey, CA Edited from PCRI Insights May, 2007 vol. 10, no.2 Overall, Taxotere® is well tolerated. However, successful administration of this powerful medicine requires diligent surveillance so that potential complications can be detected and corrected before they become severe. Introduction Taxotere® (docetaxel) is the mostRead More ›

Dealing With Taxotere® Side Effects

Tue 1 May 2007

by Richard Lam, MD Prostate Oncology Specialists, Marina del Rey, CA Edited from PCRI Insights May, 2007 vol. 10, no.2 Overall, Taxotere® is well tolerated. However, successful administration of this powerful medicine requires diligent surveillance so that potential complications can be detected and corrected before they become severe. Introduction Taxotere® (docetaxel) is the most activeRead More ›

High Dose Ketoconazole Plus Hydrocortisone (HDK+ HC)

Sat 1 May 2004

Prepared by the PCRI Helpstaff with oversight by Richard Lam, MD – Prostate Oncology Specialists Reprinted from PCRI Insights May 2004 vol. 7, no. 2 Overview Ketoconazole is a synthetic antifungal agent used to treat fungal infections since the 1970s. When given at traditional doses of 200-400mg/day to treat fungal infections, it was noted toRead More ›