Penis cancer therapy lets sufferers continue to have sex

Researchers from the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, France found treating penis cancer with radiotherapy may be a viable alternative to having parts of the genitals removed.
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To determine whether phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3- kinase, catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA) copy number gain in penile cancer has prognostic value and association with histopathological parameters, HPV and clinical outcome.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is safe and effective in preventing cervical cancer in females. As HPV infections can also induce cancers of the anus, penis and oral cavity, male vaccination is also adv...
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractAimsTo investigate the role of Radiation Oncology in the management of genito-urinary (GU) cancer excluding prostate and penile cancer.MethodsThe questionnaire was focused on the evaluation of the degree of involvement of radiation oncologists in the work-up of bladder, renal cell carcinoma and testicular cancer (TC).ResultsEighty-eight radiation oncologists completed the survey. The majority (85.4%) of participating radiation oncologists were senior consultants (>  5 years of experience). Sixty-four (73.6%) carried out a multidisciplinary tumor board discussion of GU cases, while 23 (26.4%) did not....
Source: La Radiologia Medica - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Urology, Volume 74, Issue 2Author(s): Juan Chipollini, Andrea Necchi, Philippe E. Spiess
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOverall, receipt of genitourinary prosthetic surgery for incontinence (1.5%) or erectile dysfunction (1.6%) was rare following radical prostatectomy. However, diabetic and older men demonstrated a greater likelihood of device placement.

Source: Urology Practice - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTreatment for prostate cancer lacks adequate history taking and consensus around rehabilitation practices, resulting in idiosyncratic approaches to rehabilitation. Four clinical questions may improve outcomes. Prostate cancer specialists need education to become culturally competent in addressing the unique needs of gay and bisexual patients.
Source: Urology Practice - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Arab Journal of Urology, Volume 16, Issue 2Author(s): Peter Weibl, Christina Plank, Rudolf Hoelzel, Stefan Hacker, Mesut Remzi, Wilhelm HuebnerAbstractPartial penectomy (glansectomy with/or without distal corporectomy) is an acceptable alternative for smaller distal pT3 penile carcinoma lesions in highly motivated and compliant patients. The authors describe a novel technique of neo-glans reconstruction using a tunica vaginalis (TV) testis allograft. However, due to an unclear resection margin on final histology, the patient underwent re-do surgery with a neo-glans revision using the well...
Source: Arab Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 6Author(s): Andrea NecchiAbstractPenile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) is a very rare disease and its prognosis primarily depends on regional lymph node involvement. Although a cure can be obtained in patients with a low metastatic burden using surgery as standalone option, combined modality therapy is required for more advanced cases. In patients with multiple fixed or bulky inguinal lymph nodes, and in those with enlarged pelvic lymph nodes, chemotherapy is moderately effective, with an objective response rate of approximately 50% if a tr...
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We describe the contemporary role of organ-sparing techniques in the management of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the penis. In particular, we report on the oncological and functional outcomes described in the literature.
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 17, Issue 6Author(s): Oliver W. Hakenberg, Desiree Dräger, Andreas ErbersdoblerAbstractIn the treatment of penile cancer, there is a need for prognostic and predictive factors allowing assessment of the likelihood of lymph node metastasis, as this would greatly facilitate clinical decision-making for invasive staging of inguinal nodes. Furthermore, systemic chemotherapy in metastatic disease has limited efficacy and more effective additional or second-line therapies are needed. There is a great interest in personalised and targeted therapies at ...
Source: European Urology Supplements - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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