In patients with histologically confirmed prostate cancer, oestrogen priming with diethylstilboestrol (DES) (3 mg/day) for 4 weeks prior to the first injection of the LHRH agonist Zoladex (3.6 mg depot form) prevented any rise in the serum testosterone concentration. In contrast, in the groups pre-treated with DES, the first, but not subsequent, injections with Zoladex were associated with a marked surge in luteinising hormone. Treatment with DES beyond the time of the administration of Zoladex did not provide further endocrinological advantage. Oestrogen priming for 1 month prior to treatment with Zoladex may prevent an exacerbation of signs and symptoms of prostate cancer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Urology|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
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