Androgen Deprivation Therapy, Death Among Patients With Prostate Cancer, COVID-19

JAMA Network Open


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What The Study Did: The findings from this study that included more than 1,100 patients with prostate cancer found no statistically significant difference in the rates of 30-day mortality from any cause following COVID-19 infection among men receiving androgen deprivation therapy compared with those men who didn’t receive that therapy.

Authors: Rana R. McKay, M.D., of the University of California, San Diego, is the corresponding author.



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