This is the first case report describing a complete response to bicalutamide withdrawal that lasted for almost 2years in a patient with metastatic prostate cancer. An 80-year-old man who had prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level elevation (168.1ng/mL) visited our hospital in February 2010. Bone scintigraphy showed pelvic metastases. We started hormonal therapy with leuprorelin and bicalutamide. The PSA concentration decreased to <0.1ng/mL but started increasing again and reached 1.64ng/mL in October 2012, at which time bicalutamide administration was discontinued. The PSA concentration decreased again and has remained below the limit of sensitivity for almost 2years.
- Antiandrogen withdrawal syndrome
- Prostate cancer
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