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Statins Promising for Cancers

Statins Promising for Cancers

Studies suggest that these cholesterol-lowering drugs can improve treatment of genitourinary cancers and prevent contrast-induced nephropathy.

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Preop ADT Could Potentially Eradicate High-Risk Prostate Tumors

No residual tumor was found in 5.4% of men who received androgen deprivation therapy prior to radical surgery for high-risk prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer PCa Deaths Rare Among Low-Risk Patients on Active Surveillance

PCa Deaths Rare Among Low-Risk Patients on Active Surveillance

Men receiving active surveillance were 24 times more likely to die from causes other than prostate cancer over 15 years.

Prostate Cancer Highest Prostate Cancer Death Rate Linked to Smallest Tumors

Highest Prostate Cancer Death Rate Linked to Smallest Tumors

Association found in patients with lymph node involvement.

Urology Senior Cancer Patients Using CAM May Develop Urology Problems

Senior Cancer Patients Using CAM May Develop Urology Problems

CAM associated with polypharmacy, vision impairment, and urologic comorbidities.

Bladder Cancer Finasteride Use May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

Finasteride Use May Lower Bladder Cancer Risk in Men

The malignancy is 36% less likely to develop, after adjusting for age and smoking, data show.

Prostate Cancer Early Chemotherapy Offers No Survival Edge in mCRPC

Early Chemotherapy Offers No Survival Edge in mCRPC

Giving docetaxel before abiraterone does not improve progression-free and overall survival compared with the reverse sequence.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile Dysfunction Risk Not Lowered by Aspirin, Other NSAIDS

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Not Lowered by Aspirin, Other NSAIDS

Lack of association found in a study of men in the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Raises Suicide Risk

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Raises Suicide Risk

Men with PCa have a 4-fold increased risk of suicidal death within 3 months of diagnosis compared to men who have other solid cancers.

Urology Surgeons Perform Well Despite Late Night and Early Morning Operations

Surgeons Perform Well Despite Late Night and Early Morning Operations

Review indicates that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well.

Prostate Cancer Neutrophil Count May Predict Death Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients

Neutrophil Count May Predict Death Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients

This laboratory measure could be useful in treatment decision algorithms.

Bladder Cancer Circulating Tumor Cell Assays May Aid Bladder Cancer Care

Circulating Tumor Cell Assays May Aid Bladder Cancer Care

IsoFlux test showed 10 or more circulating tumor cells in four of nine samples, versus 0 with CellSearch.

Prostate Cancer MRI-TRUS Biopsy Aids Detection of Locally Recurrent PCa

MRI-TRUS Biopsy Aids Detection of Locally Recurrent PCa

The technique, with cognitive assistance, identified recurrent tumors in 80% of patients.

Prostate Cancer Perineural Invasion Predicts Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis

Perineural Invasion Predicts Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis

PNI in prostate biopsy specimens are associated with an 11-fold increased risk of bone metastasis.

Urology Tinzaparin Non-Superior to Warfarin for Recurrent VTE in Cancer

Tinzaparin Non-Superior to Warfarin for Recurrent VTE in Cancer

No difference in major bleeding, overall mortality, but reduction in clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding

Reproductive Medicine Addyi Approved to Treat Women with Low Sexual Desire

Addyi Approved to Treat Women with Low Sexual Desire

Addyi to treat generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder among premenopausal women.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Combo Superior for Overactive Bladder in BPH Patients

Combo Superior for Overactive Bladder in BPH Patients

Symptom improvement was greater in patients receiving tamsulosin plus darifenacin compared with tamsulosin monotherapy.

Hypogonadism Why Heart Safety of Testosterone in Older Men Remains a Concern

Why Heart Safety of Testosterone in Older Men Remains a Concern

Most men prescribed testosterone have age-related hypogonadism, for which treatment is not FDA-approved

Prostate Cancer Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes from Androgen Deprivation Therapy

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes from Androgen Deprivation Therapy

Acupuncture's ability to stimulate endorphin production may partly explain the clinical improvements.

Urology Religion, Spirituality Linked to Better Health in Cancer Patients

Religion, Spirituality Linked to Better Health in Cancer Patients

Three reviews show correlations with measures of physical, mental, and social health outcomes.

Prostate Cancer Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Better for PCa Risk Statification

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Better for PCa Risk Statification

It more accurately predicted the actual clinical risk category at final pathology compared with transrectal ultrasonography-guided biopsy.