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Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage IV Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Watchful waiting or active surveillance

Careful observation without further immediate treatment (in selected asymptomatic patients).[47]

Treatment Options Under Clinical Evaluation for Stage IV Prostate Cancer

Treatment options under clinical evaluation include the following:

  1. Radical prostatectomy with immediate orchiectomy.
    • An uncontrolled, retrospective review of a large series of patients with any T, N1–3, M0 disease treated at the Mayo Clinic with concurrent radical prostatectomy and orchiectomy was associated with intervals to local and distant progression; however, increase in overall survival has not been demonstrated.[48] Patient selection factors make such study designs difficult to interpret.

Current Clinical Trials

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IV prostate cancer. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.

General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.

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