Genitourinary: RTOG 0815 A Phase II Prospective Randomized Trial of Dose-Escalated Radiotherapy with or without Short-Term Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Patients with Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of dose-escalated
radiation therapy with or without hormone therapy on your prostate cancer.
Prior studies have suggested possible advantages to the administration of
hormonal therapy with radiation. However, those studies were performed with
radiation techniques that do not match those commonly used in clinical practice
today (that is, dose-escalated radiotherapy). Therefore, we will be testing to
see if similar benefits for hormonal therapy are seen when used with current
radiation therapy techniques.