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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Localized prostate cancer survival outcomes better with radical prostatectomy than radiation therapy in large study
Analyses of data from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study (PCOS) show that among men with localized prostate cancer, treatment by radical prostatectomy results in significantly better 15-year overall and disease-specific survival outcomes compared with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT).
High adherence seen for oral metastatic renal cell carcinoma agents
Patients being treated with oral anticancer drugs for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) demonstrate almost full adherence to their medication regimen, data show.
Nearly 200,000 non-metastatic prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy
Some 190,000 men in the U.S. with non-metastatic prostate cancer were receiving continuous androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) at the end of 2008.
Androgen deprivation therapy prior to salvage cryotherapy offers minimal benefit
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) prior to salvage cryoablation appears to improve post-treatment morbidity to some extent but does not affect biochemical-free survival.
Combining diagnostic, surveillance prostate biopsy results useful
Combining the results of the diagnostic and first-surveillance prostate biopsies provides useful information about the risk of progression in patients being managed by active surveillance.
Ultrasound viable for detecting germ cell tumor relapse
Results of a retrospective study provide evidence supporting the use of ultrasound as follow-up imaging to detect relapses in patients with germ cell tumors (GCT).
Sustained efficacy seen with botulinum toxin injections for overactive bladder
Repeat intradetrusor injections of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) are associated with sustained efficacy and no new safety signals.
PSA screening varies by age, race, family history, study says
PSA screening is on the rise and varies according to age, family history, race/ethnicity, and insurance status.
Large review builds insight on mesh removal outcomes
Findings from a study of patients who underwent surgical mesh removal over a 6-year period will hopefully help surgeons with their management decisions and counseling efforts, UCLA researchers reported at the AUA annual meeting in Atlanta.
High satisfaction with concurrent prolapse, SUI surgery
Analyses of data collected in a large series of women who underwent concurrent anti-incontinence and prolapse surgery show the patients achieved a high rate of satisfaction overall.

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