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[Comment] Radiotherapy for newly diagnosed oligometastatic prostate cancer

The standard of care for metastatic prostate cancer is systemic therapy in the form of androgen deprivation therapy with or without novel antiandrogens or chemotherapy.1 Administering local treatment to the primary tumour in the setting of metastatic prostate cancer has long been postulated to have a survival benefit on the basis of retrospective series.2–7 But such series can have selection bias in that patients undergoing local treatment can also have a low volume of metastatic disease (oligometastases), creating a major confounder in most analyses.