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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

Robotic Rectum May Aid Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

July 4, 2016 — A robotic rectum may help doctors and nurses detect prostate cancer. The technology, which consists of prosthetic buttocks and rectum with in-built robotic ... read more

Liquid Biopsy Biomarkers Identify Prostate Cancer Before Surgery

June 28, 2016 — Prostate cancer researchers have discovered biomarkers using non-invasive liquid biopsies to identify aggressive disease before ... read more

June 7, 2016 — A recent pilot study found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients with advanced prostate cancer, ... read more

Higher BMI, Waist Circumference Are Associated With Increased Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

June 2, 2016 — A study of almost 150,000 men from eight European countries shows that higher body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate ... read more

In Obese Prostate Cancer Patients, Robotic Surgery Reduces Risk of Blood Loss

May 20, 2016 — In obese prostate cancer patients, robotic-assisted surgery to remove the prostate reduces the risk of blood loss and prolonged hospital stays, a new study has ... read more

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

E.coli 'Anchors' Provide Novel Way to Hijack Superbugs

May 16, 2016 — Scientists may have found a way to stop deadly bacteria from infecting patients. The discovery could lead to a whole new way of treating antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'. The researchers ... 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

New PSA Test Examines Protein Structures to Detect Prostate Cancers

May 11, 2016 — A promising new test is detecting prostate cancer more precisely than current tests, by identifying molecular changes in the prostate specific antigen (PSA) protein, according to new ... read more

May 11, 2016 — A new paper looks at how MRI and a clear understanding of the functional anatomy around the prostate can allow radiation oncologists to plan a course of treatment for patients with prostate cancer ... read more

Radiotherapy Halves Deaths from Prostate Cancer 15 Years After Diagnosis

May 9, 2016 — A longitudinal Nordic study, comparing the results of hormone (antiandrogen) therapy with or without the addition of local radiotherapy, shows that a combination of treatments halves the risk of ... read more

Cancer May Drive Health Problems as People Age

May 9, 2016 — A new study indicates that cancer may have negative impacts on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age. The study suggests that cancer increases the risk for certain health ... read more

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Raise Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

May 7, 2016 — Men with low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone need not fear that testosterone replacement therapy will increase their risk of prostate cancer, suggests a new ... 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

Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial of the Xiao Procedure in Children

May 3, 2016 — The results have been released of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the 'Xiao procedure' in children with spina bifida who suffer from neurogenic bladder dysfunction. The Xiao ... read more

Narrow Band Imaging Can Reduce Recurrence of Bladder Tumors

Apr. 28, 2016 — Research into bladder tumor surgery has found that using narrow band imaging can significantly reduce the risk of disease recurrence. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, bladder cancer is ... read more

New Model for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Tested

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer has been tested by a research team. The evidence-based approach uses best practices to appropriately select and follow patients to avoid ... 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

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