Hormone Drug Slows Prostate Cancer Growth

Johnson & Johnson's drug Zytiga slowed the growth of prostate cancer in a clinical trial of men who hadn't undergone chemotherapy.

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  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
    Hormone therapy is also called androgen suppression therapy. The goal is to reduce levels of male hormones, called androgens, in the body, to stop them from fueling prostate cancer cells. Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. The main androgens in the body are testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
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  • Hormone therapy for prostate cancer
    Approaches to hormone therapy for prostate cancer include: Medications that stop your body from producing testosterone. Certain medications — known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and antagonists — prevent your body's cells from receiving messages to make testosterone.
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  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Fact Sheet
    Androgen receptor blockers (also called androgen receptor antagonists), which are drugs that compete with androgens for binding to the androgen receptor. By competing for binding to the androgen receptor, these treatments reduce the ability of androgens to promote prostate cancer cell growth.
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