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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Study finds prostate Ca clones trackable by fusion biopsy
Specific clones may have the potential for grade conversion, research suggests.
CRPC document aids in complex decisions
In its current iteration, the AUA's CRPC guideline contains 20 statements relating to treatments for six index patients defined by the presence or absence of metastatic disease, presence and degree of symptoms, ECOG performance status, and prior treatment with docetaxel (Taxotere) along with two statements on the use of preventive treatments for bone health.
Trends raise post-RP RT guideā€™s relevance
In May 2013, the AUA and the American Society for Radiation Oncology released a joint guideline for radiotherapy after prostatectomy (J Urol 2013; 190:441-9). As a framework for practitioners caring for men who undergo surgery for treatment of prostate cancer, the evidence-based guideline contains nine statements that address use of adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy, conduct of a restaging evaluation, patient counseling, and a definition for biochemical recurrence
Pre-op mpMRI variables predict post-RARP recurrence
Findings from preoperative multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging may enhance risk stratification, surgical planning, and patient counseling for men with prostate cancer, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Early fulguration may be best for radiation cystitis
Early transurethral fulguration may be a reasonable option for treatment of severe hemorrhagic radiation cystitis, according to Japanese urologists.
Robot may negatively impact surgical crisis outcomes
A crisis situation during minimally invasive urologic surgery is equally rare during either a robotic or a laparoscopic procedure. However, use of the robot may negatively impact the outcome of the event and particularly among healthier patients, according to the findings of a recent study.
Surveillance: Reclassification risk drops after 2 years
New findings from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore should be useful to clinicians looking to counsel anxious prostate cancer patients who are undergoing active surveillance.
Prognostic factors identified in patients taking PCa Tx
Analyses of overall survival rates among subgroups of men who received radium-223 dichloride (Ra 223; Xofigo) as part of an expanded access program suggest factors that may have prognostic significance, including effects of prior and concomitant treatments.
PCa castration study fuels surgery vs. GnRHA debate
Results of a recently published study examining the safety of the two approaches support stronger consideration for orchiectomy, according to its authors.
PCNL antibiotic regimens compared
Researchers looked at PCNL patients who received a 7-day course of antibiotics, 40 patients treated for 2 days preoperatively, and 72 patients who were given a single perioperative dose.

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