Estrogen Skin Patch May Be an Effective Treatment for Prostate Cancer

A study published in the Lancet Oncology suggests that estrogen skin patches may be an effective way to treat prostate cancer. Estrogen works by decreasing testosterone levels in the same way as antiandrogen therapy, but without many of the medical risks associated with antiandrogen therapy. Larger trials are planned to study their long term effectiveness and safety.

Research paper: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(13)70025-1/fulltext

 


Skin Patch Shows Promise Against Prostate Cancer

Study shows transdermal oestrogen patches lower testosterone in men with locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer with fewer side effects than current hormone treatments. Research paper here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(13)70025-1/abstract