Partial Nephrectomy Offers Better Renal Preservation, Survival

This surgical approach is associated with a lower risk of developing stage IV CKD compared with radical nephrectomy....

Tumor Boards May Not Really Impact Cancer Care (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Multidisciplinary teams to plan out cancer treatment may not actually improve care or outcomes, an analysis of Veterans Affairs' data suggested....

Enzyme PRSS3 Linked To Aggressive Prostate Cancer

email icon An enzyme, known as PRSS3, is specifically associated with aggressive prostate cancer risk, researchers from the Mayo Clinic, Florida reported this week in the journal Molecular Cancer Research......

Year in Review: Task Force Faces Scrutiny, Controversy

(MedPage Today) -- The relatively anonymous United States Preventive Services Task Force came under an intense spotlight when the Affordable Care Act left decision-making on huge healthcare...

Year in Review: USPSTF Says 'No' to PSA Testing

(MedPage Today) -- One of 2012's controversies centered on the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against PSA screening for prostate cancer in otherwise healthy men. Here is...

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower Among Immigrants to Sweden

Lesser use of PSA testing may only partially explain the finding....

Radio Waves To Kidneys Lower Persistent High Blood Pressure

email icon Directing short bursts of radio waves at nerves surrounding the kidneys lowered blood pressure for at least six months and up to one year among patients with hypertension that persists regardless of...

Few Major Complications with Prostate Cancer Focal Therapy

Less than 2% of patients experienced major treatment-related complications....

Proton Rad Tx Not Less Toxic (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Proton radiation therapy did not reduce toxicity compared with intensity-modulated radiation therapy in men who received either radiation modality for prostate cancer, a review of...

New pathways that drive metastatic prostate cancer identified

Elevated levels of Cyclin D1b could function as a novel biomarker of lethal metastatic disease in prostate cancer patients....New pathways that drive metastatic prostate cancer identified

Fatal Prostate Cancer Linked to Whole Milk

Men who drank one serving per day or more of whole milk had a 49% increased risk of dying from PCa compared with men who rarely consumed whole milk....

A Closer Look At Kidney Failure

email icon Better targeted treatments for 20 per cent of renal failure patients are on the horizon following a key discovery about the role of white blood cells in kidney inflammation. In a study published in...

Cancer diagnosis later in life poses significant risk to offspring, study suggests

Relatives of family members diagnosed with cancer are still at risk of the disease even if the diagnosis came at an older age, a new paper suggests....Cancer diagnosis later in life poses significant risk to offspring, study suggests

Game-changing diagnostic and prognostic prostate cancer genetic tests developed

Researchers have developed potentially game-changing diagnostic and prognostic genetic tests shown to better predict prostate cancer survival outcomes and distinguish clinically-relevant cancers....Game-changing diagnostic and prognostic prostate cancer genetic tests developed

Study: Robotic Bladder Ca Surgery Safe (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Robotic-assisted surgery for invasive bladder cancer caused less bleeding and allowed patients to return home sooner with no difference in oncologic outcomes compared with...

Alpha Blockers May Improve SWL Outcomes

Men taking the medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia had a better stone clearance rate after shock wave lithotripsy than men not taking the drugs....

Diabetes Predicts Shorter PSADT after Radical Prostatectomy

A PSA doubling time of less than nine months was 2.7 times more likely among diabetics than nondiabetics....

Preventing prostate cancer through androgen deprivation may have harmful effects

Mice deficient in PTEN in the prostate developed stable precancers. Androgen deprivation promoted progression to invasive prostate cancer. Patients with PTEN-deficient prostate precancers may not...

Metformin May Benefit PCa Patients Undergoing EBRT

Use of the diabetes drug lower the risk of death from prostate cancer and the risk of developing castration-resistant disease....

Higher Zinc Intake May Increase Kidney Stone Risk

The likelihood of kidney stone formation is 70% greater among individuals with the highest intake compared with the lowest intake....

More Patients May Be Offered Partial Nephrectomy For Kidney Cancer Through A Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach

email icon Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have developed a new technique that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the norm, rather than the exception for kidney cancer...

Comparison Of Costly Proton Radiotherapy And IMRT For Prostate Cancer

email icon Prostate cancer patients receiving the costly treatment known as proton radiotherapy experienced minimal relief from side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction, compared to patients...

Psych Patients Shortchanged on Cancer Tx (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Psychiatric patients with a cancer diagnosis were more likely to have metastases and less likely to receive specialized cancer treatments compared with the general population,...

Hope For Wilms' Tumour Patients Following Isolation Of Cancer Stem Cells From Kidney Tumors

email icon Scientists have isolated cancer stem cells that lead to the growth of Wilms' tumours, a type of cancer typically found in the kidneys of young children. The researchers have used these cancer stem...

Target Identified To Help Protect Kidney Patients' Heart Health

email icon Blocking the endothelin receptor reduces risk factors for heart disease, the most common cause of death in kidney disease patients Highlights: Blocking the receptor for endothelin lowers novel...

Link Between Problems With Mineral Metabolism And Kidney Disease Progression

email icon Mineral metabolites reflect prognosis and may be targets for therapy Highlights: In a study of African Americans with kidney disease, levels of mineral metabolites rose over time; those with...

Proton Radiotherapy, IMRT Offer Similar Toxicities

Proton treatment is much more expensive, but at 12 months, the toxicities associated with therapy are smilar to those of intensity-modulated radiotherapy....

Proton Radiotherapy, IMRT Have Similar Toxicities

Proton treatment is much more expensive, but at 12 months, the toxicities associated with therapy are smilar to those of intensity-modulated radiotherapy....

Advance In Monitoring Treatment Of Kidney Stones Via 'Smart Stethoscope'

email icon A new listening device, developed by scientists from the University of Southampton, is being used to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment of kidney stones - saving patients unnecessary repeat...

Despite hype, costly prostate cancer treatment offers little relief from side effects, study finds

Prostate cancer patients receiving the costly treatment known as proton radiotherapy experienced minimal relief from side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction, compared to patients...

Local PCa Recurrence Not Limited to Anastomotic Site

Small study shows that tumors can recur at the vas deferens resection site....

Obesity Raises Risk of Invasive Penile Cancer

Each 5-unit increment in body mass index increased likelihood twofold....

Obesity Raises Risk of Invasive Penile Cancer

Each 5-unit increment in body mass index increased likelihood twofold....

Tumor Lysis Syndrome Common in Some Cancers

ATLANTA (MedPage Today) -- The massive death of tumor cells can ironically trigger a condition that may itself be fatal to cancer patients, and it occurs in more than 20% of patients with certain...

MRI-Guided Biopsy Boosts Prostate Cancer Detection (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Targeted prostate biopsy with magnetic resonance imaging tripled the cancer yield compared with conventional systematic biopsies, investigators reported....

Severe Acute Kidney Injuries Rise Rapidly Nationwide

email icon Severe acute kidney injuries are becoming more common in the United States, rising 10 percent per year and doubling over the last decade, according to a retrospective study at the University of...

Extended Use Of Zytiga Approved By FDA For Late-Stage Prostate Cancer

email icon Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lengthened the approved use of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) as treatment for men with late-stage, castration-resistant prostate cancer (metastatic)...

FDA OKs Zytiga for Metastatic Prostate Ca

WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA has expanded the indication of abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) to include treatment of late-stage metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer prior to...

Penises Shorter After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Penile length recovers two years post-operatively....

Undescended Testes Raise Testicular Cancer Risk

The malignancy is three times more likely to develop in boys with cryptorchidism....

Prostate cancer now detectable by imaging-guided biopsy

Ground-breaking research by physicians and engineers demonstrates that prostate cancer can be diagnosed using image-guided targeted biopsy....Prostate cancer now detectable by imaging-guided biopsy

Bilirubin Can Prevent Damage From Cardiovascular Disease

email icon Each year, about 610,000 Americans suffer their first heart attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart attacks and other symptoms of cardiovascular disease can be...

Researchers Identify Proteins That Indicate Which Kidney Tumors Are Most Likely To Spread

email icon Researchers at St. Michael's hospital have identified 29 proteins that are likely to be involved in the spread of kidney cancer. The discovery will help physicians recognize which tumours are going...

Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness Linked to Dietary Fiber

Greater intake decreased the risk of highly aggressive disease in both African Americans and European Americans....

Sildenafil's Effect Not Enhanced with Testosterone

Adding testosterone therapy to sildenafil is not more effective in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) than sildenafil alone,...

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include Viagra plus testosterone, monster caffeine drinks, alcohol and calories, and ADHD medications and criminality....

Premature Death Risk Higher in Weaker Male Adolescents

Low muscle strength linked to increased risk of suicide and death from all causes....

Long Drug Course No Help for UTI in Men (CME/CE)

Long Drug Course No Help for UTI in Men (CME/CE) (MedPage Today) -- Longer-duration antibiotic therapy for urinary tract infection (UTI) in men had no impact on early or late recurrence, results of a large study showed....

Drug shows promise in prostate cancer spread to bone: Tumors were reduced on bone scans, bone pain decreased after patients received cabozantinib

A new drug demonstrated dramatic and rapid effects on prostate cancer that had spread to the bone, according to a new study....Drug shows promise in prostate cancer spread to bone: Tumors were reduced on bone scans, bone pain decreased after patients received cabozantinib

Nerve-Sparing Prostate Surgery May Raise PSM Risk

Positive surgical margins 50% more likely with this surgical approach, study finds....

Targeted Therapy Leads 2012 Cancer Advances

(MedPage Today) -- Targeted therapies for metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer are among this year's top advances in oncology, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology....

Mesh Prolapse Procedures On the Rise

Vast majority are vaginal mesh surgeries....

Open Heart Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty For Treating Coronary Heart Disease In Kidney Failure Patients

email icon Heart disease is the leading cause of death in patients with kidney failure. Coronary heart disease affects 30% to 60% of kidney failure patients......

Kidney Disease Progresses Faster In African Americans Than Other Races

email icon Among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), African Americans experience faster progression of the disease during later stages compared with other races, according to a study appearing in...

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