Anti-androgen checks needed for prostate patients

The increasing number of men being diagnosed with prostate cancer means that greater awareness is needed of the negative effects of androgen-deprivation therapy, Victorian researchers say.

Endocrinologists and other specialists such as cardiologists may need to become involved in the management of the metabolic complications and risks of long term anti-androgen therapy in men with prostate cancer, according to a new review of the condition.

Androgen deprivation therapy is increasingly