Jan 19, 2011 - 7:10 pm
HORMONE THERAPY aka ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy) or TIP (Testosterone Inactivating Pharmaceuticals)
Below is a link to an excellent article from PCRI Insights Newsletter (Nov. 2010) on ADT aka TIP written by Dr. Mark Scholz, a nationally known and well-respected oncologist specializing in PCa. Dr. Scholz is associated with PCRI. Some may be familar with his recent book on PCa. While the article does leave some questions unanswered, as well as some definitions of terms lacking, nonetheless, this is a very good primer on hormone therapy for anyone interested in learning more about this subject, how testosterone affects PCa and, how it may be a viable & successful tx for intermediate/high risk PCa. BTW, PCRI’s (Prostate Cancer Research Institute) home website (http://www.prostate-cancer.org/pcricms/) is an excellent resource for learning about the many aspects of PCa and also has a very thorough PCa glossary.
Testosterone Inactivating Pharmaceuticals article (including several diagrams and charts):