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Prostate Cancer PCa Phenotype May Predict Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade

PCa Phenotype May Predict Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade

The MSI-H/dMMR phenotype in men with advanced PCa is associated with greater likelihood of a durable response to PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors.

Erectile Dysfunction Psoriasis Linked With Higher Risk for Sexual Dysfunction

Psoriasis Linked With Higher Risk for Sexual Dysfunction

People with psoriasis have physical and psychological comorbidities that are associated with a higher risk for sexual dysfunction.

Urology Suicide Risk Up More Than 4-fold for Cancer Patients

Suicide Risk Up More Than 4-fold for Cancer Patients

Standardized mortality ratio highest for cancers of lung, head and neck, testes, bladder, Hodgkin lymphoma.

Prostate Cancer Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Reduction in trial discussions, trial offers, trial participation seen with one or more comorbidities.

Bladder Cancer Global Demand for Bladder Cancer Treatment Threatens Supply in 2019

Global Demand for Bladder Cancer Treatment Threatens Supply in 2019

TICE BCG is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder and for the prophylaxis of primary or recurrent stage Ta and/or T1 papillary tumors following transurethral resection.

Bladder Cancer Smoking Associated With Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Smoking Associated With Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

Smokers had poorer response to cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy, higher recurrence risk.

Hypogonadism Testosterone Use Remains High Among Men With Coronary Artery Disease

Testosterone Use Remains High Among Men With Coronary Artery Disease

Despite research suggesting that there may be increased cardiovascular risk from off-label prescription testosterone use, usage in men with coronary artery disease remains higher than in men without coronary artery disease.

Prostate Cancer Younger Men With High-Grade PCa Less Likely to Die After RP Than RT

Younger Men With High-Grade PCa Less Likely to Die After RP Than RT

Patients younger than age 60 with Gleason 8-10 disease who had upfront surgery versus radiation therapy had a 63% lower risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Urinary Incontinence Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products

Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products

Lawsuits claim Johnson Johnson did not fully disclose safety risks of transvaginal mesh products.

Prostate Cancer Early Post-RP Complications Directly Related to Age

Early Post-RP Complications Directly Related to Age

The risk of virtually all early postoperative complications increases with increasing patient age at radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer.

Urinary Incontinence Reoperation for Mesh Complications May Up Depression Risk

Reoperation for Mesh Complications May Up Depression Risk

Women younger than 46 years undergoing surgical correction are especially at risk for depression.

Prostate Cancer Toxicity From All-Grade AEs in Prostate Cancer Better Reflects QOL

Toxicity From All-Grade AEs in Prostate Cancer Better Reflects QOL

Patient-reported toxicity scores more associated with quality-of-life outcomes than clinician-reported scores.

Hypogonadism Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising

Prostate Cancer New Surrogate Marker for ADT Evaluation Proposed

New Surrogate Marker for ADT Evaluation Proposed

Time interval free of biochemical failure may be a potential surrogate end point in the setting of androgen-deprivation therapy evaluation in men with prostate cancer.

Urology Cancer Death Rate in US Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

Cancer Death Rate in US Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

Socioeconomic inequalities are widening, but racial gap in cancer mortality narrowing slowly.

Prostate Cancer Hypofractionated Radiotherapy May Benefit Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer

Hypofractionated Radiotherapy May Benefit Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer

A study suggests HIMRT may have some advantages over CIMRT for treating men with localized prostate cancer.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Overactive Bladder Linked to Prostate Cancer ADT

Overactive Bladder Linked to Prostate Cancer ADT

Compared with men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, healthy men had a 98% decreased risk of overactive bladder, study finds.

Urology ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism

ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism

Clinical practice guidelines presented for diagnosis, treatment, pediatric and pregnancy-linked VTE

Urology FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears

FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears

Patients at risk include those with hypertension or certain genetic disorders and the elderly

Kidney Cancer Kidney Stones Up Kidney Cancer Risk

Kidney Stones Up Kidney Cancer Risk

A history of kidney stones is associated with an increased risk of papillary renal cell carcinoma and upper tract urothelial carcinoma, according to a large prospective study.