Management of patients with advanced prostate cancer: recommendations of the St Gallen Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) 2015

Impact: Health impacts

Narrative

The first St Gallen Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) Expert Panel identified and reviewed the available evidence for the ten most important areas of controversy in advanced prostate cancer (APC) management. The successful registration of several drugs for castration-resistant prostate cancer and the recent studies of chemo-hormonal therapy in men with castration-naïve prostate cancer have led to considerable uncertainty as to the best treatment choices, sequence of treatment options and appropriate patient selection. Management recommendations based on expert opinion, and not based on a critical review of the available evidence, are presented in this paper.

In the absence of high-level evidence or in areas where there are conflicting data or conflicting interpretation of existing data, this paper provides weighted expert recommendations, which are helpful for making treatment decisions in daily clinical practice.

Category of impact

  • Health impacts
Date
2015

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