Title: [Hormone therapy before radical prostatectomy. Effects on surgical method and resection margins. Belgian Uro-Oncological Study Group (B.U.O.S.)]
Authors: De Ridder, Dirk ×
Elgamal, A
Werbrouck, P
Ackaert, K
Van Poppel, Hendrik
Van de Voorde, Wim
Oyen, Raymond
Baert, Luc #
Issue Date: Jun-1994
Series Title: Acta urologica Belgica vol:62 issue:1 pages:61-5
Abstract: 127 patients with a clinical stage T2b and T3 prostate cancer were randomized in order to undergo either a radical prostatectomy alone or a radical prostatectomy after hormonal treatment (560 mg of estramustine phosphate daily for 6 weeks) in a prospective multi-center study. The clinical or radiological evaluation of an eventual downstaging being extremely difficult, the authors compared in the 2 groups the influence on the surgical act and the number of positive surgical margins at pathological examination of the resected specimen. There was no significant difference between the 2 groups concerning the surgery (duration of the procedure, blood transfusion, degree of difficulty). For clinical T2 prostate tumors the number of positive surgical margins was significantly lower in the group that had preoperative hormonal treatment. In the group with clinical T3 prostate cancer this difference was not found. The influence of positive margins on the later development of local or systemic recurrence and on survival still has to be awaited. At this moment one could conclude that only patients with a T2 prostate cancer benefit of a preoperative hormonal treatment.
ISSN: 0001-7183
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Urology Section (-)
Forensic Biomedical Sciences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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