Predictors of Bladder Cancer Recurrence Identified

Advanced pathologic stage and lymph node invasion increase risk of disease return after radical cystectomy....

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound better detects high-grade prostate cancers with fewer biopsies

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound was found to better detect high-grade prostate cancer than conventional methods, making it a more appropriate approach for screening clinically important cancers and...

DNA Patterns May Predict ED After Radiation (CME/CE)

DNA Patterns May Predict ED After Radiation (CME/CE) (MedPage Today) -- A suite of 12 genetic variations may help doctors determine who will have erectile dysfunction after radiation therapy for prostate cancer, researchers reported....

HDR Brachytherapy After TURP Okay

It results in less post-radiation major genitourinary complications compared with external beam radiotherapy....

Fecal incontinence is highly underreported

Fecal incontinence, or the inability to control the bowels, is a highly underreported and stigmatized condition, according to colorectal surgeons....Fecal incontinence is highly underreported

Prostate MRI May Help Decide on Watchful Waiting (CME/CE)

Prostate MRI May Help Decide on Watchful Waiting (CME/CE) (MedPage Today) -- MRI evaluation of clinically low-risk prostate cancer demonstrated high accuracy for predicting disease status in men evaluated for watchful waiting, data from a prospective...

Laser Prostatectomy for BPH On the Rise

From 2001-2009, the procedure replaced nearly 50% of transurethral resections of the prostate....

Obesity promotes prostate cancer by altering gene regulation

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and early treatment is usually very successful. However, like other cancers, obesity increases the risk of aggressive prostate disease. New...

MRI helps identify patients with prostate cancer who may benefit from active surveillance

PSA screening has resulted in improved prostate cancer survival, but the high rate of diagnosis and treatment side effects raise concerns about overtreatment. In the quest to prevent overtreatment,...

Like prostate cancer, bladder cancer patients may benefit from anti-androgen therapy

Bladder cancer patients whose tumors express high levels of the protein CD24 have worse prognoses than patients with lower CD24. A new study shows that CD24 expression may depend on androgens – and t...

Prostate cancer diagnosis and surgery can lead to anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life

Men who undergo surgical removal of prostate cancer can experience significant levels of anxiety one year after surgery, and higher levels of anxiety appear to be linked to poor sexual satisfaction...

Some Men May Be Able to Safely Delay PCa Treatment

A new multicenter study suggests that men with low-risk prostate tumors and low PSA levels may safely delay treatment....

PCNL Safe Despite Chronic Anti-Clotting Drug Use

No patient required an intraoperative blood transfusion or was readmitted for secondary bleeding....

Guidelines help family physicians evaluate, manage urinary incontinence for women

Simple interventions at a primary care visit can alleviate the embarrassment and quality-of-life issues caused by urinary leakage....Guidelines help family physicians evaluate, manage urinary incontinence for women

Tailored UTI Prevention Strategies Proposed

Options include lactobacilli and cranberry preparations....

Expert recommendations ignore vital issues for patients, study suggests

In the medical world, where decisions invariably involve risk and uncertainty, physicians note that experts generally base their recommendations on the outcome of death, which is “readily determined,...

Partial Nephrectomy Cuts ED Risk

A retrospective study has found that men who undergo total nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma may be 3.5 times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction....

Chemotherapy-resistant cancer stem cell could be 'Achilles' heel' of cancer

Scientists have discovered a subpopulation of cells that display cancer stem cell properties and resistance to chemotherapy, and participate in tumor progression. This breakthrough could lead to the...

Eliminating PSA Testing Would Have Negative Consequences

A new analysis has found that doing away with PSA testing for prostate cancer would likely cause three times as many men to develop advanced disease at the time of diagnosis....

Epigenetic causes of prostate cancer: Researchers observe modified methylation patterns in a group of prostate cancers

In about half of all prostate tumors, there are two genetic areas that are fused with one another. When this is not the case, the exact way cancer cells originate in prostate tumors was not clear...

Overactive bladder linked to sleep apnea in women

Sleep apnoea in women has been linked to overactive bladder syndrome in a new study....Overactive bladder linked to sleep apnea in women

Advance Made on Drug for Premature Ejaculation

Investigators think they have arrived at the ideal dosage of tramadol (Zertane) for helping men who suffer from premature ejaculation. This experimental on-demand oral agent may help improve...

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