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Tailoring treatment strategies in prostate cancer: expert insight

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Published: 26.09.15
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Prof Eleni Efstathiou, Dr Maria De Santis, Dr Nina Tunariu

Prof Efstathiou (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA) chairs a discussion for ecancertv at ECC 2015 with Dr De Santis (University of Warwick, Coventry, UK) and Dr Tunariu (Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK) about advances in prostate cancer, including chemoprevention and imaging.

In particular, they discuss the ways in which different patient subgroups react to treatments.

Dr De Santis argues that chemotherapy with docetaxel is beneficial for all patients with metastatic disease, including those who are hormone-sensitive, and Dr Tunariu argues the need to better utilise imaging for more personalised and thus more effective treatment strategies.

They also consider the directions that treatment may go in, 5 years from now.

This programme has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceutica (A Johnson & Johnson Company).

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