Management of Prostate Cancer in the Elderly.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The impact of localized prostate cancer in the elderly depends on disease aggressiveness and life expectancy. In men with localized prostate cancer, those with low-risk disease or a shorter life expectancy should be managed expectantly, whereas those with long life expectancy or more aggressive disease may benefit from curative treatment. Comorbidity and quality-of-life concerns are key considerations during the selection of therapeutic modalities in the elderly in localized and metastatic settings. A variety of new agents have changed the therapeutic landscape in castrate-resistant prostate cancer, but their benefits need to be considered alongside their side effects and cost.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tay, KJ; Moul, JW; Armstrong, AJ

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 132

PubMed ID

  • 26614864

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cger.2015.08.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States