Management of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: Insights from urology experts in Thailand.

Treatment options for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) are available, but clear instructions for the selection of appropriate treatment are lacking. A meeting of urology experts based in Thailand was convened with the following objectives: (1) to reach a consensus and share real-life experiences about how to identify CRPC; (2) to choose the appropriate treatment for CRPC patients; (3) to evaluate disease progression using novel inhibitors of the androgen receptor pathway; (4) to identify the frequency of monitoring disease; and (5) to promote rational use of corticosteroids in CRPC patients. This consensus document can provide guidance to other urologists in Thailand to provide appropriate treatment to metastatic CRPC patients in a timely manner.

Prostate international. 2017 Jan 11 [Epub]

Bannakij Lojanapiwat, Choosak Pripatnanont, Vorapot Choonhaklai, Surithorn Soontornpun, Supon Sriplakich, Sunai Leewansangtong, Apirak Santi-Ngamkun, Julin Opanuraks, Wisoot Kongcharoensombat, Bhapapak Na-Songkla, Wiroj Raksakul, Chagkrapan Predanon

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand., Urological Unit, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Navamindrathiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand., Urological Unit, Department of Surgery, Khon Kaen Hospital, Khon Kaen, Thailand.