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Hanks GE , Hanlon AL , Horwitz EM
Evidence for cure of 'young' men with prostate cancer
Oncology (Huntingt). 2001 May;15(5) :563-7; discussion 571-4
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A study was undertaken to evaluate the question of cure in "young" men with prostate cancer treated by external-beam radiation. Results in young men (< or = 65 years) were compared to older men. Biochemical freedom from failure was examined to 10 years' follow-up, and hazard functions for failure vs time were reported. Results show that prostate cancer patients are cured by external-beam radiation and that there is no difference in results for young or older men. Few failures occur after 5 years' follow-up and the percentage cured is similar to that with prostatectomy, with much less morbidity. Appropriate dose is necessary to optimize outcome.
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