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How can I try new treatments for advanced prostate cancer?

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While discussing treatment options with your doctor, you may also want to talk about taking part in a clinical trial. These are studies that test treatments to see if they’re safe and if they work. They might be new drugs or a mix of treatments that haven't been used together before. To find clinical trials, ask your doctor or search the National Institutes of Health database at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

From: Advanced Prostate Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Preventing and treating prostate cancer spread to bones," "Vaccine treatment for prostate cancer," "What is metastatic cancer?" "When Cancer Doesn't Go Away."

ClinicalTrials.gov: "Learn About Clinical Studies."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Vaccines."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Treatment for advanced prostate cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Bone-targeted Therapy," "Chemotherapy," "Hormonal Therapy," "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?" "What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Preventing and treating prostate cancer spread to bones," "Vaccine treatment for prostate cancer," "What is metastatic cancer?" "When Cancer Doesn't Go Away."

ClinicalTrials.gov: "Learn About Clinical Studies."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Vaccines."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Treatment for advanced prostate cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Bone-targeted Therapy," "Chemotherapy," "Hormonal Therapy," "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?" "What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 1, 2018

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