Prostate Cancer

Single-Port Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

The recently developed single-port, multichannel access approach to urologic surgery may allow many common laparoscopic and robotic procedures to be performed entirely through the patient’s umbilicus, enabling essentially scarless abdominal surgery. To date, Cleveland Clinic has performed 115 single-port laparoscopic procedures for various indications.

Biopsy Gleason Scores Often Wrong

Nearly one third of prostate tumors judged to have high Gleason scores at biopsy may be intermediate-risk cancers, a finding that could have implications for treatment decisions, according to Brazilian researchers.

Sunitinib May Improve HRPC Therapy

STOCKHOLM—Sunitinib used in tandem with docetaxel and prednisone appears to be safe and well tolerated in men with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), investigators announced here at the 33rd Congress of the European Society of Medical Oncology.

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