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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

May 20, 2016 — Researchers have compiled an extensive review of the key contributions to understanding the mechanics of the bladder ranging from work conducted in the 1970s through the present time with a focus on ... read more

More Urinary Tract Stones Are Being Treated With Surgery

May 12, 2016 — Researchers who analyzed recent trends related to urinary tract stones in the UK found a sustained and high prevalence of the condition, with an increased trend to treat patients with surgery. The ... read more

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Called Into Question

May 5, 2016 — Researchers discuss their findings related to PSA screening, and urge reconsideration of prostate cancer screening after finding critical flaw in landmark ... read more

Process That Drives Prostate Cancer Metastasis Uncovered

Apr. 21, 2016 — A novel function of the gene PLK1 (polo-like kinase 1) has been uncovered that helps prostate cancer cells metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body. This mechanism highlights new potential ... read more

New Technology Quantifies Effects of Prostate Tumor Laser Ablation

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed computational tools to use magnetic resonance images to quantitatively evaluate the effects on the form and structure of the prostate following treatment. The image ... read more

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Apr. 19, 2016 — A link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer has been identified by a research ... read more

Potential Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Molecule Has Prostate Cancer Fighting Capabilities

Apr. 14, 2016 — Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness ... read more

More Than Three Percent of Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer May Have Metastases

Apr. 11, 2016 — Radical treatment such as surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer may cause significant side effects. Active surveillance is increasingly accepted as an option for treating patients with ... read more

Men Could Be Spared Unnecessary Treatment for Prostate Cancer With New Detection Method

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers are working to find a way to determine how serious prostate cancer is when first diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments, which can cause life long side effects and even ... read more

Treatment Eases Enlarged Prostate Symptom of Nighttime Waking

Apr. 4, 2016 — An innovative interventional radiology treatment for men with enlarged prostates decreases the number of times they wake to urinate in the night, according to new ... read more

Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening Publications Influence Biopsy Rates, Associated Complications

Mar. 31, 2016 — While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased following several benchmark prostate-specific antigen screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues ... read more

Urine Test Improves Prediction of High-Grade Prostate Cancer

Mar. 31, 2016 — An experimental urine test that detects genetic changes associated with prostate cancer identified 92 percent of men with elevated PSA levels who had more aggressive ... read more

Study Finds Adaptive IGRT for Bladder Preservation Clinically Feasible

Mar. 29, 2016 — A prospective study examining a trimodality treatment approach in localized bladder cancer cases using adaptive image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) found that the bladder ... read more

Researchers to Look at Pill to Treat Postmenopausal Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence

Mar. 29, 2016 — Could a one-a-day pill be the answer for women with stress urinary incontinence – a condition resulting in leakage with coughing, sneezing and laughing? Urologists are beginning a study on ... read more

For Prostate Cancer, More Radiation May Not Improve Survival

Mar. 29, 2016 — Increasing the total dose of radiation to patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer does not improve their long-term outcomes, according to a new ... read more

New Target Makes End Run Against Therapy-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Mar. 28, 2016 — Suppressing the nuclear receptor protein ROR-?; with small-molecule compounds can reduce androgen receptor (AR) levels in castration-resistant prostate cancer and stop tumor growth, scientists have ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — A discovery has been made on just how we know when to empty our bladders, which may have the potential to lead to new therapeutic interventions for bladder ... read more

Economic Analysis of PSA Screening, Selective Treatment Strategies

Mar. 24, 2016 — Can prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer be cost-effective? A study, commentary and author interview examine that ... read more

New Effects of Ketamine Abuse Uncovered: Extreme Pain, Bladder Damage

Mar. 18, 2016 — Research has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder. In two studies, medical researchers show how ketamine present in urine causes damage to the epithelial lining of the ... read more

New Soft Material Could Reduce Complications for Women Suffering from Urinary Incontinence

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel implantable material which could reduce the number of debilitating side-effects that occur as a result of using a material that is too rigid for surgical treatment ... read more

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