World Journal of Urology

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 681–682 | Cite as

No convincing evidence on differences in metabolic effects of medical and surgical castration in the treatment of prostate cancer

  • Peter B. Østergren
  • Tobias Wirenfeldt Klausen
  • Mikkel Fode
Letter to the Editor


Androgen deprivation therapy Castration Metabolic syndrome Prostatic neoplasms 


Author contributions

PBØ: Project development, Data management, Data analysis, Manuscript editing. TWK: Data management, Data analysis, Manuscript editing. MF: Project development, Data management, Data analysis, Manuscript writing.

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Conflict of interest

This is a letter to the editor not directly involving human participants or animals. The authors would like to declare the following conflicts of interest: Peter B. Østergren has received honorarium as a speaker for Astellas and Ferring. Mikkel Fode has received honorarium as a speaker and advisory board member for Astellas. Tobias Wirenfeldt Klausen has no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyHerlev and Gentofte HospitalHerlevDenmark
  2. 2.Department of HaematologyHerlev and Gentofte HospitalHerlevDenmark
  3. 3.Department of UrologyZealand University HospitalRoskildeDenmark

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