• Androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for rheumatoid arthritis

    9 monthes ago - By Healio

    David D. Yang
    Treatment with androgen deprivation therapy appeared to increase risk for rheumatoid arthritis among older men with localized prostate cancer, according to study results.
    “Consistent with the immunosuppressive properties of androgens, we demonstrated for the first time that ADT was associated with an elevated risk of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in this large cohort of elderly men with prostate cancer,” David D. Yang, MD, and colleagues wrote.
    Yang - a medical student in the department of radiation oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's
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