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Urology ASCO Tackles Rising Cancer Drug Costs

ASCO Tackles Rising Cancer Drug Costs

New drugs routinely cost more than 100K per year; prices on many existing treatments continue to rise.

Kidney Cancer Type of Long-term Response to Targeted mRCC Therapy Affects Outcomes

Type of Long-term Response to Targeted mRCC Therapy Affects Outcomes

Patients who have a complete response to 2 or more years of anti-VEGF treatment have the best progression-free and overall survival.

Prostate Cancer Vasectomy Poses Minimal Risk of Prostate Cancer

Vasectomy Poses Minimal Risk of Prostate Cancer

Researchers calculated that the absolute increase in lifetime risk of prostate cancer associated with vasectomy was just 0.6%.

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Challenged

Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Challenged

Study reveals that a quarter of men with low-volume intermediate-risk prostate cancer had adverse pathologic features found at radical prostatectomy.

Prostate Cancer Tall, Obese Men More Likely to Have Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Tall, Obese Men More Likely to Have Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Every additional 4 inches of height was associated with a 21% increase in risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer, and a 17% increased risk of dying from prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer RP for Prostate Cancer May Not Offer Survival Advantage

RP for Prostate Cancer May Not Offer Survival Advantage

Randomized trial found no significant difference in all-cause and cancer-specific survival between radical prostatectomy and observation for localized prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Decisional Regret Doesn't Vary by Tx in PCa

Decisional Regret Doesn't Vary by Tx in PCa

Across time, only African-American race correlated with greater regret.

Bladder Cancer TERT Test May Improve Detection of Bladder Cancer Recurrence

TERT Test May Improve Detection of Bladder Cancer Recurrence

In a study, a positive test result was associated with a 5-fold increased risk of recurrent non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Urology FDA Extends Cooling Cap Use to Patients With Solid Tumors

FDA Extends Cooling Cap Use to Patients With Solid Tumors

The cap should not be used on children, patients with certain cancers, and those having specific kinds of chemotherapy.

Bladder Cancer Robotic, Open Radical Cystectomy Offer Similar Results

Robotic, Open Radical Cystectomy Offer Similar Results

A new review shows no significant differences in oncologic outcomes, long-term complications, and health-related quality of life between robot-assisted and open radical cystectomy.

Urology High CRP Before and After Surgery Linked to Delirium

High CRP Before and After Surgery Linked to Delirium

The researchers found that postoperative delirium occurred in 24% of participants and that 12% had 2 or more delirium days.

Kidney Stones Lowering Radiation Exposure Feasible in URS for Kidney Stones

Lowering Radiation Exposure Feasible in URS for Kidney Stones

Radiation dose area product fell from 318.4 to 6.4 cGy/cm2 over the study period.

Prostate Cancer Germline Mutations Up in PCa Patients With Another Primary Cancer

Germline Mutations Up in PCa Patients With Another Primary Cancer

Men with prostate cancer and at least one additional primary cancer are enriched for harboring a germline deleterious mutation in a cancer-predisposing gene.

Prostate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Use for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Rises Sharply

Radical Prostatectomy Use for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Rises Sharply

Over a 10-year period, radical prostatectomy use increased steadily while radiotherapy use declined

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Durable Out to 5 Years

Prostatic Urethral Lift Benefits Durable Out to 5 Years

Patients who underwent the minimally invasive procedure had a 36%, 50%, and 44% improvement in IPSS, quality of life, and peak flow rate, respectively, at 5 years.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Atrophy, Inflammation Associated With Lower PCa Risk

Prostate Atrophy, Inflammation Associated With Lower PCa Risk

Both findings on biopsy also predict a lower odds of high-grade cancer.

Bladder Cancer Advanced Cancer Patients Ask for Secondary Germline Results

Advanced Cancer Patients Ask for Secondary Germline Results

The researchers found that 57% of participants expressed interest in learning their secondary germline findings, while 29% and 14%, respectively, were equivocal or disinterested.

Bladder Cancer Symptomatic Bladder Cancer Recurrence Linked With Worse Survival

Symptomatic Bladder Cancer Recurrence Linked With Worse Survival

Symptomatic recurrence was associated with a nearly 2-fold higher risk of death from the time of recurrence versus surveillance-detected recurrence.

Hypogonadism Hypogonadism Ups MetS Risk in Testicular Cancer Patients

Hypogonadism Ups MetS Risk in Testicular Cancer Patients

Hypogonadal testicular cancer survivors had 15 times higher odds of metabolic syndrome than their eugonadal counterparts.

Urinary Incontinence Acupuncture Effective for Stress Incontinence

Acupuncture Effective for Stress Incontinence

Researchers saw a benefit in acupuncture for urinary incontinence, but did not see an impact for women with PCOS related infertiltiy.