Is there room for chemotherapy in elderly patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in the era of targeted hormone therapy?
The incidence of prostate cancer is strongly correlated with age, with 35 % of patients aged 65–74 years and 25 % aged 75 years or older being affected. Prostate cancer is third leading cause of cancer death among men aged 80 years and older. Of patients dying of prostate cancer, 41 % are aged 75–84 years, and 30 % above 85 years. Fortunately treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) has evolved dramatically in the last few years.