Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2011, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (4): 468-472.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2011.04.024

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Metabolic Disorder after Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Patients with Prostate Cancer

YUAN Jiaqi, ZHANG Xiaowei, XU Tao, WANG Xiaofeng   

  1. Department of Urology, Peking University Peoples Hospital, Beijing 100044, China
  • Received:2010-08-23 Revised:2011-09-05 Online:2011-08-01 Published:2011-08-01
  • Contact: XU Tao

Abstract: The prevalence of prostate cancer, a common malignancy of urinary system in elderly males, has increased rapidly in China in recent years. Currently most prostate cancer patients are treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). However, ADT-induced metabolic disorders such as metabolic syndrome has remarkably impaired the quality of life and decreased the survival rate.

Key words: prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis

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