Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: AUA Guideline Amendment 2018

William T. Lowrance, Mohammad Hassan Murad, William K. Oh, David F. Jarrard, Matthew J. Resnick, Michael S. Cookson

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Purpose: The purpose of this amendment is to incorporate newly-published literature to provide a rational basis for the management of patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Materials and Methods: The original systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature yielded 303 studies published from 1996 through 2013. This review informed the majority of the guideline statements from the 2013 guideline. Clinical Principles and Expert Opinions were used for guideline statements lacking sufficient evidence. The guideline was subsequently amended in April 2014 and March 2015. The current 2018 amendment search yielded 770 references with 47 studies eventually providing relevant data. The resulting amendment focuses on the incorporation of information relating to the treatment of patients with non-metastatic CRPC. Results: Guideline statements based on six Index Patients developed to represent the most common scenarios encountered in clinical practice were amended appropriately. The additional literature provided the basis for an update of current supporting text as well as the incorporation of new guideline statements for asymptomatic non-metastatic CRPC. Conclusions: Given the rapidly evolving nature of this field, this guideline should be used in conjunction with recent systematic literature reviews and an understanding of individual patients’ treatment goals. Shared decision-making incorporating patients’ preferences and personal goals should be implemented when choosing management strategies. This guideline will be continually updated as new literature emerges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1264-1272
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • androgen antagonists
  • castration-resistant
  • guideline
  • prostatic neoplasms
  • prostatic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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