Prognostic significance of antihypertensive agents in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer

Masaki Shiota, Takeshi Kobayashi, Eiji Kashiwagi, Ario Takeuchi, Junichi Inokuchi, Katsunori Tatsugami, Masatoshi Eto

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Purpose: Comorbidity with hypertension (HTN) may affect the outcome of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In this study, we evaluated the prognostic impact of antihypertensive agents in patients with CRPC treated with androgen receptor axis-targeting (ARAT) agents or docetaxel chemotherapy. Patients and methods: This study included 156 Japanese men with CRPC who were treated with ARAT agents (n = 85) or docetaxel (n = 71) at our hospital between 2008 and 2017. Associations between clinicopathological factors, HTN status, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated by univariate and multivariate analysis. Results: When adjusted for age, prostate-specific antigen levels at pretreatment, Gleason score, and clinical M-stage, comorbid HTN was significantly associated with better OS (hazards ratio, 95% confidence interval: 0.41, 0.21–0.77; P = 0.0051), but not with PFS (hazards ratio, 95% confidence interval: 0.64, 0.38–1.11; P = 0.11) in patients treated with ARAT agent. However, HTN was not associated with PFS or OS for patients treated with docetaxel. Conclusions: Use of antihypertensive agents has prognostic significance for patients with CRPC treated with ARAT agent, but not docetaxel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813.e21-813.e26
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Urology


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