In this Clinical Cancer Trial’s video shared in December 2012, Dr. Tom Beer, professor of medicine and leader of the prostate cancer program at the Knight Cancer Institute, discusses hormonal therapy for prostate cancer.
Because prostate cancer relies on testosterone to grow, hormone treatment can be used instead of chemotherapy in some cases. Beer talks about the treatment and how some of the associated effects can be eased.
“In prostate cancer we can manipulate the levels of male hormones in the system, essentially to starve the cancer“.
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