Dr. Matthew Cooperberg on New Aspects of the Treatment Paradigm for Prostate Cancer

Matthew Cooperberg, MD, genitourinary cancer specialist, University of California San Francisco, discusses the appropriateness of a more aggressive approach to men with high-risk prostate cancer. Cooperberg says currently, men will normally respond to surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy, as well as systemic therapy.

Matthew Cooperberg, MD, genitourinary cancer specialist, University of California San Francisco, discusses the appropriateness of a more aggressive approach to men with high-risk prostate cancer. Cooperberg says currently, men will normally respond to surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy, as well as systemic therapy.

Cooperberg says the questions currently being answered in the treatment paradigm for the malignancy are when should secondary radiation therapy be used and if can it be adjuvant or early salvage. He adds that hormonal therapy being given with salvage radiation therapy is another option currently being looked into by ongoing clinical trials.