The comparison of the efficacy of cyproterone acetate and castration monotherapies in metastatic prostate cancer: A multicenter study of a Turkish uro-oncology group

Beduk Y., Bekiroglu N., Aktas A., Ozen H., Esen T., Can C., ...More

Marmara Medical Journal, vol.20, no.2, pp.75-84, 2007 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Marmara Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-84
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To detect the therapeutic efficacy of CPA and to compare it with surgical or medical castration in advanced prostate cancer Patients and Methods: Patients from 19 Urology Centers with prostate adenocarcinoma of stages T1-4N+MX or T1-4NXM+ were enrolled. A total of 120 patients were randomized to receive CPA 3X100mg/d (Group 1) versus medical or surgical castration (Group 2). The primary endpoints for this trial were overall and disease-spesific survival. Progression-free survival (PSA progression time) and testosterone decrease rate were assessed as secondary endpoints. Progression-free survival probabilities were calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method and comparison of survival probabilities was performed by the Logrank test. Results: The median PSA values were 42ng/dl in both groups at initiation and decreased to 3.0 and 2.1 respectively in 3 months (p>0.05). Castrate testosterone levels were reached in two groups after 3 months therapy (9% and 6.7% of initial values respectively;p>0.05). The data is immature to assess the survival durations, but in median follow-up of 24 months, no difference in regard to PSA-progression was detected in the two groups (p=0.616). Conclusion: This randomized study of CPA and castration in patients with metastatic prostate cancer has not so far revealed any significant differences in progression-free survival. The initial efficacy and tolerability of monotherapy encourages us to comment that this therapy is safe and acceptable.