Men at 'high' skeletal risk prior to prostate cancer hormone therapy likely to have more fractures after treatment
- Posted: January 22, 2013
In what is believed to be the first study to describe the impact on men with a "high" risk of bone fracture who are receiving long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer, new research from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows this population to have a higher fracture incidence following treatment completion. The findings, published in the latest online version of BJU International, also show that men who experienced a fracture had a 1.38-fold higher mortality risk than those who did not.
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