A big data health outcomes study published by
Brent Rose MD, Jim Murphy MD and
Danny Simpson MD in
JAMA Oncology was featured in the weekly UC San Diego Health
In the News, a weekly summary of UC San Diego Health in the Media. The research team investigated the association between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in over 45,000 veterans diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2001 and 2015. They did not observe a statistically significant increase in risk of any dementia, vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in this cohort. Their results should help mitigate concerns regarding the long-term risks of ADT on cognitive health in prostate cancer patients.