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May 1, 2016

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

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

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

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Can Give Men Good Quality of Life

Mar. 14, 2016 — Choosing ongoing monitoring instead of immediate curative treatment (surgery or radiotherapy) leads to a better overall quality of life for men with low-risk prostate cancer. In fact, the quality of ... read more

RNA Sequencing Opens Door to Accurate, Highly Specific Test for Prostate Cancer

Mar. 14, 2016 — A study on non-coding RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) from prostate cancer patients has identified a series of new prostate cancer markers which can be found in urine. Combining these RNA markers into a ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Approximately 14 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetimes. Radiation therapy traditionally has been a primary treatment for the cancer, but one-fourth of ... read more

Novel Molecular Processes Controlling Key Genes in Prostate Cancer Uncovered

Mar. 7, 2016 — Gene regulatory mechanisms have been uncovered that can explain how known genetic variants influence prostate cancer risk. The findings reveal widespread deregulation of androgen receptor function, a ... read more

Urinary Tract Infection: How Bacteria Nestle in

Mar. 7, 2016 — Eighty percent of bladder infections are caused by the intestinal bacterium E. coli. It travels along the urethra to the bladder where it triggers painful infections. In a new article, researchers ... read more

Low Vitamin D Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Mar. 1, 2016 — A new study provides a major link between low levels of vitamin D and aggressive prostate cancer. Research showed deficient vitamin D blood levels in men can predict aggressive prostate cancer ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Metastatic prostate cancer, where better therapeutic strategies are desperately needed, appears to be tailor-made for precision oncology, according to a new study. Researchers found that a single ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Men with slow-growing prostate cancer are increasingly avoiding unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment in favor of an approach called active surveillance -- monitoring the cancer with regular ... read more

Normal Stem Cells Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Feb. 29, 2016 — A study that revealed new findings about prostate cells may point to future strategies for treating aggressive and therapy-resistant forms of prostate cancer, report ... read more

Light Reflectance Technique Improves Ability to Remove Prostate Cancer During Surgery

Feb. 26, 2016 — Researchers have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, a finding that may lead to real-time tissue ... read more

Vaginal Delivery Doubles the Risk of Stress Incontinence Compared to Caesarean Section

Feb. 23, 2016 — Vaginal delivery is associated with approximately twofold increase in the risk of stress urinary incontinence compared to cesarean section. However, avoiding one case of at least moderate stress ... read more

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