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Prostate Cancer 2000

  • Louis Denis
Conference proceedings

Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Louis Denis
    Pages 1-1
  3. K. Griffiths, M. E. Harper, C. L. Eaton, A. Turkes, W. B. Peeling
    Pages 21-39
  4. Gerald P. Murphy
    Pages 41-47
  5. Patrick C. Walsh
    Pages 49-55
  6. Louis J. Denis, Charles Mahler
    Pages 71-82

About these proceedings

Introduction

All epidemiological data predict an endemic rise of prostate cancer in populations with a high proportion of elderly people, leading to a major health problem. The only way to stem this evolution is early detection in organised random- ised trials. Discussion of this controversial subject is followed by an exhaustive review of the endocrine mechanisms stimulating prostate growth and the promising avenues of future research and treatment. Radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy are presented and analysed. Once patients are past this stage of cure, a wide array of medical treatments are available. Endocrine treatment is the first choice, and the different regimes are reviewed as to their respective advantages and side effects. An entirely new approach to hormone refractory diseases completes this overview.

Keywords

Prostatakrebs Staging cancer hormones prostate cancer prostatectomy radiation therapy radiotherapy screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis Denis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyAlgemeen Ziekenhuis MiddelheimAntwerpBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-79178-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79180-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79178-9
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