Thomas E. Keane, MD, presented “Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Closer Review of the Role of Anti-Androgens” during the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23rd, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

How to cite: Keane, Thomas E. Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Closer Review of the Role of Anti-Androgens” January 23rd, 2020. Accessed Sep 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/androgen-deprivation-therapy-a-closer-review-of-the-role-of-anti-androgens/

Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Closer Review of the Role of Anti-Androgens – Summary:

Thomas E. Keane, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, discusses the role of anti-androgens in androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Dr. Keane looks at some studies out of Canada showing the ideal T levels during ADT, but goes on to point out that both the FDA and EU regulatory authorities do not follow these guidelines. He emphasizes throughout his talk why this is problematic and why doctors should be following the Canadian guidelines. He also goes over some of the adverse effects of ADT and emphasizes the increased risk for cardiovascular and liver disease. Dr. Keane goes on to discuss different clinical data that show how to address these risks.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Keane delivered this educational activity during the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

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