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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Device efficacious for treating IC with Hunner’s lesions
A novel lidocaine-releasing intravesical system (LiRIS, Allergan) demonstrated promising efficacy and safety in a small proof-of-concept study investigating its use as a treatment for women suffering from interstitial cystitis with Hunner’s lesions, reported Kenneth M. Peters, MD, at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
Female SUI system shows durable efficacy, safety
After meeting its primary endpoint at 3 months in a prospective, randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial, an intravesical pressure-attenuation balloon (Vesair Bladder Control System, Solace Therapeutics) for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence demonstrated durable efficacy and safety after 12 months of follow-up.
PD-L1 inhibitor shows promise as first-line therapy
PD-L1 inhibitor shows promise as first-line therapy
A recently approved treatment for urothelial carcinoma provides durable responses when used as first-line treatment in patients who are ineligible for cisplatin-based therapy, according to a recent study.
QoL prognostic in mCRPC patients on salvage therapy
Clinical outcomes of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with enzalutamide (XTANDI) after chemotherapy correlate with health-related quality of life both at treatment initiation and its change longitudinally, researchers reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
Negative mpMRI does not rule out significant PCa
As interest in using multiparametric MRI as a diagnostic tool for prostate cancer increases, urologists should know that a negative mpMRI does not rule out significant prostate cancer, researchers advised at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
Prostate Ca: Novel model predicts ‘true cancer state’
Although various calculators are available for predicting biopsy results in men with prostate cancer being managed by active surveillance, a novel model developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University is unique for its ability to predict a patient’s “true cancer state”; ie, the Gleason score that would be assigned on whole-gland analysis after radical prostatectomy.
Robotic vs. open RP: Experts react to first randomized trial
We spoke to Gerald L. Andriole, MD, Michael Koch, MD, Herbert Lepor, MD, Mani Menon, MD, and Joel Nelson, MD, about the highly anticipated study findings.
Study: PCa genomic test reduces decisional conflict
For men with high-risk pathology at radical prostatectomy, exposure to results of a genomic test that classifies 5-year risk of metastasis reduces decisional conflict, according to findings of a prospective study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
Cognitive, mood effects characterized for PCa therapies
An ongoing phase II trial investigating abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA) and enzalutamide (XTANDI) as treatment for men with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer is aiming to characterize the effects of these targeted hormonal therapies on cognition and mood.
Oral agent improves survival in advanced RCC patients
Once-daily treatment with cabozantinib (CABOMETYX), an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor, significantly improves overall survival as well as progression-free survival and objective responses rates compared with everolimus (Afinitor) in previously treated patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, according to final results from the phase III METEOR trial.


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