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MRI/US Fusion Improves Prostate Cancer Detection

MRI/US Fusion Improves Prostate Cancer Detection

The approach can help identify suitable candidates for active surveillance, but false positives and cost effectiveness are concerns.

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Prostate Cancer Combined Urinary Testing Helps Detect Aggressive PCa, Avoid Biopsy

Combined Urinary Testing Helps Detect Aggressive PCa, Avoid Biopsy

Combining testing of urinary T2:ERG, PCA3 at thresholds that detected aggressive prostate cancer improved specificity from 18% to 39%.

Prostate Cancer Detection Down for Prostate Cancer, Up for Other Cancers Since ACA

Detection Down for Prostate Cancer, Up for Other Cancers Since ACA

The investigators found that the percentage of patients diagnosed with stage I cancer increased significantly from 2013 to 2014 after the ACA was implemented.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Subtypes Differ in ADT Response After Surgery

Prostate Cancer Subtypes Differ in ADT Response After Surgery

Only luminal B prostate cancers were significantly associated with postoperative response to ADT in a subset analysis in retrospective cohorts.

Reproductive Medicine Topical 4% Benzocaine Wipes Can Reduce Premature Ejaculation Symptoms

Topical 4% Benzocaine Wipes Can Reduce Premature Ejaculation Symptoms

Men in the treatment group also reported greater improvement in distress relating to intercourse, control of ejaculation, and satisfaction with sexual intercourse.

Prostate Cancer Biopsy Timing in Active Surveillance Not Tied to PCa Reclassification

Biopsy Timing in Active Surveillance Not Tied to PCa Reclassification

But PSA density and body mass index are associated with prostate cancer reclassification.

Prostate Cancer Yoga May Relieve Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Radiation Tx

Yoga May Relieve Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Radiation Tx

Men who attended yoga classes had less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those in the comparison group.

Kidney Cancer RCC Patients May Benefit from Nivolumab After Disease Progression

RCC Patients May Benefit from Nivolumab After Disease Progression

Nivolumab treatment beyond disease progression results in reductions in tumor burden, study finds.

Bladder Cancer Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-invasive UCB Offers Better Survival

Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-invasive UCB Offers Better Survival

Radical cystectomy is associated with better long-term overall survival than trimodal therapy, new study shows.

Prostate Cancer PSA Surge With Abiraterone Has No Long-Term Impact on Outcome

PSA Surge With Abiraterone Has No Long-Term Impact on Outcome

Spike in PSA level after starting abiraterone does not affect progression-free or overall survival, study finds.

Prostate Cancer More Preclinical PCa, Progression Among Black Men

More Preclinical PCa, Progression Among Black Men

Also increased risk of progression to metastatic disease compared with the general population.

Urology Opioid Addiction May Be a Surgical Complication

Opioid Addiction May Be a Surgical Complication

New persistent opioid use represents a common but previously underappreciated surgical complication that warrants increased awareness.

Kidney Stones 24-Hour Urine Benefits Uncertain for Recurrent Kidney Stones

24-Hour Urine Benefits Uncertain for Recurrent Kidney Stones

Whether all recurrent stone formers benefit from 24-hour urine collection has not been established.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Antimuscarinic Therapy for OAB Linked to Depression in Women

Antimuscarinic Therapy for OAB Linked to Depression in Women

Clinicians should be alert to the relationship between antimuscarinics usage and depressive disorder in OAB women and provide appropriate instructions for these patients.

Prostate Cancer Metformin Plus Chemo Does Not Up mCRPC Survival

Metformin Plus Chemo Does Not Up mCRPC Survival

Survival curves showed that metformin use with docetaxel did not improve prostate cancer specific survival or overall survival.

Prostate Cancer USPSTF Issues Draft PCa Screening Recommendations

USPSTF Issues Draft PCa Screening Recommendations

The US Preventive Services Task Force now suggests decisions about PSA testing should be made on an individual basis for men aged 55 to 69.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Botulinum Toxin Evaluated for Overactive Bladder

Botulinum Toxin Evaluated for Overactive Bladder

Onabotulinumtoxin A successfully reduced urinary frequency and urgency, but not urgency urinary incontinence episodes.

Prostate Cancer PSA Doubling Time Predicts Metastasis, Mortality Risks in CRPC

PSA Doubling Time Predicts Metastasis, Mortality Risks in CRPC

Study identifies PSADT cut-points that can aid in risk stratification of men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Black Men With High VDBP

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Black Men With High VDBP

Highest vs lowest quartile of vitamin D binding protein associated with 55% lower odds of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Progression Risk in AS Not Linked to Family History

Prostate Cancer Progression Risk in AS Not Linked to Family History

A family history of prostate cancer was not a major determinant of disease progression during active surveillance, according to a systematic review.

Prostate Cancer Taking Aspirin Regularly May Reduce Death From Cancer

Taking Aspirin Regularly May Reduce Death From Cancer

Regular aspirin use linked to lower risk of cancer mortality, especially colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.