AUA 2017

Neoadjuvant Chemo Benefits Some Variant MIBC Patients

Neoadjuvant Chemo Benefits Some Variant MIBC Patients

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Researchers find prolonged survival among patients with neuroendocrine muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Post-chemo PD-L1 Tied to Worse Prognosis in Bladder Cancer Pts

Post-chemo PD-L1 Tied to Worse Prognosis in Bladder Cancer Pts

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Five-year cancer-specific survival rates were 48.1% and 69.6% for PD-L1 positive and negative patients, respectively.

AUA Releases Updated Renal Mass Guidelines

AUA Releases Updated Renal Mass Guidelines

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The document spells out in greater detail the criteria for radical and partial nephrectomy and for placing patients on active surveillance.

Imaging Technique Improves Bladder Tumor Surveillance

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Daneshmand: Blue flexible cystoscopy used in an office-setting can improve detection of bladder cancer recurrence.

New Studies Confirm Advantages of Blue Light Cystoscopy

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Steinberg: Two new studies show that blue light cystoscopy offers a significant advantage over white light cystoscopy identifying bladder tumors.

PCa Active Surveillance Safe, Effective for Younger Patients

PCa Active Surveillance Safe, Effective for Younger Patients

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A majority of active surveillance patients under age 60 did not progress to definitive prostate cancer treatment.

MRI-Fusion Biopsy Benefits PCa Active Surveillance Patients

MRI-Fusion Biopsy Benefits PCa Active Surveillance Patients

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Targeting PI-RADS 4 and 5 lesions for confirmatory biopsy improves detection of clinically significant cancer.

Sipuleucel-T Survival Benefit Greater in Blacks

Sipuleucel-T Survival Benefit Greater in Blacks

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Median overall survival was 9.3 months longer for black versus white patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Low Testosterone Increases Women's Urinary Incontinence Risk

Low Testosterone Increases Women's Urinary Incontinence Risk

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Lowest quartile of serum testosterone is associated with 48% and 65% increased odds of stress and mixed urinary incontinence, respectively.

Fusion Biopsy Ups Detection of Clinically Significant PCa

Fusion Biopsy Ups Detection of Clinically Significant PCa

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Fusion biopsy has improved over the last decade and increasingly detects clinically significant prostate cancer, according to data trends from one institution.

Prostate Photovaporization for BPH Beneficial Long-Term

Prostate Photovaporization for BPH Beneficial Long-Term

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Average International Prostate Symptom Score remained low 5 years after the PVP laser procedure.

New-Onset Urinary Incontinence Common After HoLEP for BPH

New-Onset Urinary Incontinence Common After HoLEP for BPH

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Researchers identified a predictor of new-onset UI after HoLEP that may aid urologists in clinical practice.

Water Vapor Ablation Eases BPH-Related Urinary Retention

Water Vapor Ablation Eases BPH-Related Urinary Retention

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In a study, 81.1% of men were able to void after an average of 28 days after treatment.

Prostate Cancer Distant Metastasis Predicted by APV

Prostate Cancer Distant Metastasis Predicted by APV

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Highest quartile of alkaline phosphatase velocity in men who experience biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy is associated with 2-fold higher risk.

Non-index Lesions at Biopsy Help Predict Adverse RP Outcomes

Non-index Lesions at Biopsy Help Predict Adverse RP Outcomes

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Systematic biopsy parameters identified patients at higher risk of positive surgical margins.

Bladder Cancer Survival Worse Among Women Despite RC

Bladder Cancer Survival Worse Among Women Despite RC

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Among stage 2 to 4 bladder cancer patients, women had lower cancer-specific survival than men.

Novel Cystoscopy Use in the VA System

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Liao: Bladder cancer is among the more common cancers encountered in the veteran population and use of blue light cystoscopy has improved the detection.

HoLEP Feasible for BPH Patients With Low-risk Prostate Cancer

HoLEP Feasible for BPH Patients With Low-risk Prostate Cancer

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The laser procedure was successful for 7 selected patients with enlarged prostates and LUTS harboring low-risk prostate cancer.

Variant Histology Predicts Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Variant Histology Predicts Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

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Study finds a higher death risk following radical cystectomy for squamous cell and small cell carcinoma and micropapillary histologic subtypes.

VTE Risk Continues Long After Bladder Cancer Surgery

VTE Risk Continues Long After Bladder Cancer Surgery

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The cumulative incidence of venous thromboembolism following radical cystectomy was nearly 6.7% over 10 years.

Early CRP Response to mRCC Drugs Predicts Survival

Early CRP Response to mRCC Drugs Predicts Survival

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Changes in C-reactive protein levels 4 weeks after starting sunitinib or sorafenib treatment are associated with overall and progression-free survival.

Post-Cystectomy Deaths Among HD Patients Seldom Due to Cancer

Post-Cystectomy Deaths Among HD Patients Seldom Due to Cancer

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Following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, end-stage renal disease patients are 3-4 times more likely to die from causes other than cancer.

Continent Diversion After Bladder Cancer Surgery on the Decline

Continent Diversion After Bladder Cancer Surgery on the Decline

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Use of continent diversion procedures peaked in 2008, and has been decreasing since.

Bladder Cancer Patient Smoking Intensity Influences Survival

Bladder Cancer Patient Smoking Intensity Influences Survival

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Patients smoking 1 or more packs of cigarettes per day had a higher risk of death compared with those who smoked less than 1.

Diabetes Increases Penile Prosthesis Infection Risk

Diabetes Increases Penile Prosthesis Infection Risk

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Diabetic men receiving an inflatable penile prosthesis have a 69% increased risk of device-associated infection compared with non-diabetics.

New Risk Models May Reduce Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

New Risk Models May Reduce Unnecessary Prostate Biopsies

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The new risk models improve upon PI-RADS version 1.0 and ERPSC risk calculators used for prostate biopsy decisions.

New Nomogram Improves Post-RP Metastasis Predictions

New Nomogram Improves Post-RP Metastasis Predictions

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Nomogram based on a cohort of men with high-risk prostate cancer is more accurate than the CAPRA and MSKCC nomograms, researchers report.

Prostatic Urethral Lift an Effective Option for Obstructed Patients

Prostatic Urethral Lift an Effective Option for Obstructed Patients

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In a study, 86% of prostatic urethral lift patients experienced symptom relief in the first month.

Temperature-Related Kidney Stone Risk Higher Among Men

Temperature-Related Kidney Stone Risk Higher Among Men

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Differences in the effect of heat on evaporative water loss may help explain the disparity in kidney stone risk between men and women.

Staghorn Stone Composition Changes Reported

Staghorn Stone Composition Changes Reported

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A single-center study found that most staghorn stones have a metabolic composition rather than an infectious cause.

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