STAMPEDE: Systemic Therapy in Advancing or Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Evaluation of Drug Efficacy: A Multi-Stage Multi-Arm Randomised Controlled Trial (STAMPEDE)
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Last updated:1st Sep 2005
Prostate cancers depend upon the male hormone testosterone for their growth. Lowering testosterone levels (either by removing all or part of both testes, or by giving anti-hormone treatment) slows the growth of prostate cancers. This type of treatment is called hormone treatment and is often used when prostate cancers have spread outside of the prostate gland. Although hormone treatment is usually successful at stopping the cancer growing for a period of time, the cancer will begin to grow again in most men.
|Study start date||2005-09-01|