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Kidney Cancer Radical Nephrectomy Linked With Worse Kidney Function, Survival

Radical Nephrectomy Linked With Worse Kidney Function, Survival

Patients who underwent radical nephrectomy had 2-fold greater decline in eGFR decline and 2-fold greater mortality compared with those who had a partial nephrectomy.

Prostate Cancer Routine Office Urine Culture Before Prostate Biopsy Is Unnecessary

Routine Office Urine Culture Before Prostate Biopsy Is Unnecessary

In a single center study, asymptomatic bacteriuria resolved before prostate biopsy, without additional treatment.

Kidney Cancer Cabozantinib Improves Survival, Response in Bone-metastatic RCC

Cabozantinib Improves Survival, Response in Bone-metastatic RCC

Patients who received cabozantinib were also less likely to have skeletal-related events (23% vs 29% with everolimus).

Prostate Cancer Polygenic Hazard Score Predicts Age of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Polygenic Hazard Score Predicts Age of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Polygenic hazard score can guide screening based off predicted prostate cancer diagnosis age.

Urinary Incontinence Antimuscarinics for Urge Incontinence Improve Sleep

Antimuscarinics for Urge Incontinence Improve Sleep

Improved urinary symptoms with antimuscarinic tx tied to better overall sleep quality, duration.

Kidney Cancer 3D Printing Surgical Models for Kidney Cancer Care

3D Printing Surgical Models for Kidney Cancer Care

Renal & Urology News spoke with Jonathan Silberstein, MD, about creating surgical models using a 3D printer.

Bladder Cancer Active Surveillance Reasonable for Small, Low-Grade Bladder Tumors

Active Surveillance Reasonable for Small, Low-Grade Bladder Tumors

40% of active surveillance events were deemed to require treatment.

Prostate Cancer PSA at 7 Months Prognostic in Treated mHSPC

PSA at 7 Months Prognostic in Treated mHSPC

A study showed longer survival among patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer who achieved a PSA level of 0.2 ng/mL or less 7 months after initiating ADT.

Bladder Cancer Radical Cystectomy Offers Better Long-term MIBC Patient Survival

Radical Cystectomy Offers Better Long-term MIBC Patient Survival

Chemoradiation for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a lower 1-year mortality risk versus radical cystectomy, but at year 2 and beyond, mortality risk is lower with radical cystectomy.

Prostate Cancer Mediterranean Diet Best for Lowering Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

Mediterranean Diet Best for Lowering Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

Study finds that closely adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet possibly protects men from aggressive and advanced prostate cancer.

Kidney Cancer SABR for Renal Cell Carcinoma Offers Excellent Outcomes

SABR for Renal Cell Carcinoma Offers Excellent Outcomes

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy is associated with high 2- and 4-year rates of local cancer control and progression-free and cancer-specific survival.

Bladder Cancer Quit Smoking Medications Not Found Effective

Quit Smoking Medications Not Found Effective

No evidence that varenicline, bupropion, or nicotine replacement increase probability of abstinence.

Prostate Cancer High-grade Prostate Cancer Risk Again Linked to Cholesterol

High-grade Prostate Cancer Risk Again Linked to Cholesterol

Each 10 mg/dL increase in serum levels of total and HDL cholesterol are associated with a significant 5% and 14% increased risk of high-grade PCa, respectively.

Kidney Cancer Conversion of Robotic Partial to Radical Nephrectomy Is Uncommon

Conversion of Robotic Partial to Radical Nephrectomy Is Uncommon

In a multinational, prospective study, just 5% of cases converted.

Urology 1 in 10 Heart Transplant Pts Develops De Novo Solid Malignancy

1 in 10 Heart Transplant Pts Develops De Novo Solid Malignancy

Higher mortality for heart transplant patients with de novo solid malignancy than those without malignancy.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Bladder, Bowel Dysfunction More Likely in Girls vs Boys

Bladder, Bowel Dysfunction More Likely in Girls vs Boys

New analysis finds that female sex and non-dilating vesicoureteral reflux are independently associated with an increased risk of bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Urology Surgeons at High Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Surgeons at High Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Increasing risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, particularly in procedural specialists.

Urology Few Immuno-Oncology Agents Effective by ASCO Standards

Few Immuno-Oncology Agents Effective by ASCO Standards

Durable survival, response rates rarely recognized as significant by current oncology value frameworks.

Urology Adverse Events Up for Autoimmune Disease Pts on Checkpoint Inhibitors

Adverse Events Up for Autoimmune Disease Pts on Checkpoint Inhibitors

Most patients with cancer, autoimmune disease have improvement in events without discontinuing therapy.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Surgery Complications More Likely Among Older Men

Prostate Cancer Surgery Complications More Likely Among Older Men

Patient age 70 years and above is an independent risk factor for perioperative morbidity, according to data from a national cohort.