Reference to RT patients 14 years ago is valid. RTOG 9413 is a continuing ongoing study on Radiation, Radiation after RP and with or without ADT and is starting to show interesting results similar to Key's post.
I have been an advocate for continuing these studies to year twenty. Five to ten year studies in prostate cancer have minimal value on mortality in prostate cancer. When I was diagnosed at 44 I had 39 years of life expectancy in the US. Being advanced in my cancer, I find little relief in the short term results of other therapies. In fact I find little usable information in ten year studies of any treatment. RP has been performed for decades and has real data. And it too has been improved.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
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