Evidence-based medicine or just a theory?

17 03 2009

To the Editor:

Recent correspondence in this journal (1,2) renewed interest in GnRH agonist therapy as an “ovarian protectant” in female patients undergoing chemotherapy. Do we have evidence-based data to recommend this treatment? Twenty-eight years ago the concept was first introduced. One would expect an “evidence-based” answer to the question, by now. After all, this is a classic question that can only be answered by a multi-center, randomized prospective study.

Do we have the answer?

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