Management of Prostate Cancer in the Elderly.


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

Pubmed Central 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