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DOI

10.22543/7674.81.P7175

Abstract

Prostate cancer represents the leading malignant tumor in men over 50 years of age with 400,000 new cases being diagnosed yearly in Europe. Even if the incidence rate is higher than the mortality rate, still there is an increasing trend when speaking of its mortality. The increasing incidence of the metabolic syndrome, the unhealthy lifestyle, the high lipid and Calcium intake, the high spread of infections with Human Papilloma Virus, Human Herpes Virus, the excess of androgen consumption and the longer life expectancy, are few of the main causes of prostate cancer increasing incidence. The new systemic therapies such as immunotherapy with Checkpoint Inhibitors or Poly, ADP-Ribose Polymerase inhibitors and local experimental procedures addressing tumor destruction, such as High- Intensity Focused Ultrasound, the Cryo and Focal Laser Ablation, provide good outcomes and become new promising tools for prostate cancer therapy. Physicians consider these methods worth using; the efficacy of some specific categories of patients being arguments for their use in the current protocols even though solid data regarding the improvement of global mortality rates are not yet published. The current article focuses on the newest systemic and local experimental treatment tools highlighting their benefits, especially for hormone-resistant prostate cancer.

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