growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.
Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Antihormone therapy, such as
goserelin and leuprolide, may stop the adrenal glands from making androgens. Giving
docetaxel and leuprolide or goserelin before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce
the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. It is not yet known whether giving
docetaxel and leuprolide or goserelin before surgery is more effective than surgery alone in
treating patients with prostate cancer.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying docetaxel and leuprolide or goserelin
to see how well they work when given before surgery compared with surgery alone in treating
patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer.
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