Screening Decision Aids No Substitute for Patient-Doc Discussion Screening Decision Aids No Substitute for Patient-Doc Discussion
When it comes to prostate cancer screening, decision aids cannot replace a conversation between a man and his physician.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 9, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Testosterone May Be Safe After Prostate Cancer Treatment Testosterone May Be Safe After Prostate Cancer Treatment
Studies show similar survival in men who used testosterone after radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy compared with those who did not.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

DRE Is Still a Prognostic Tool for Prostate Cancer DRE Is Still a Prognostic Tool for Prostate Cancer
The low-tech, low-cost digital rectal exam still has value — as a prognostic tool in men with prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - August 1, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Okays First Targeted Drug for Metastatic Bladder Cancer FDA Okays First Targeted Drug for Metastatic Bladder Cancer
Accelerated approval was granted to erdafitinib for treating locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer with genetic alterations FGFR3 or FGFR2 after progressing on chemotherapy. A companion diagnostic was also approved.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Worry After Prostatectomy a Self-fulfilling Prophecy Worry After Prostatectomy a Self-fulfilling Prophecy
Three years after a radical prostatectomy, men with the personality trait of neuroticism scored worse on urinary, bowel, sexual, and hormonal domains.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Secondary Fracture Risk Stays High, Early Risk Is Greater in Men Secondary Fracture Risk Stays High, Early Risk Is Greater in Men
' These results underscore the importance of timely recognition of fracture events, especially in men,'says the lead author of a 25-year case-control study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Decreased Survival for Prostate Cancers With dMMR Decreased Survival for Prostate Cancers With dMMR
Prostate cancers with a defective mismatch repair (dMMR) status are a'clinically aggressive phenotype,'say researchers, but some may respond to immunotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Testosterone Replacement Improves Sexual Outcomes in Hypogonadal Men Testosterone Replacement Improves Sexual Outcomes in Hypogonadal Men
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Women Have Many Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence Women Have Many Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence
Roughly half of adult women may experience urinary incontinence, but few of them get diagnosed and treated despite a wide range of options to address the problem, doctors say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 28, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Better Response to Exercise When Androgen Deprivation Therapy Is Longer Better Response to Exercise When Androgen Deprivation Therapy Is Longer
Men with prostate cancer who undergo long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) respond more favorably to exercise than men who undergo short-term ADT, according to results from a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Transgender Men Happy With Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Insertion Transgender Men Happy With Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Insertion
Transgender men have high satisfaction rates after inflatable penile prosthesis insertion following total phallic reconstruction, according to a retrospective study of 247 individuals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Patients Unclear on Differences Among Treatments Prostate Cancer Patients Unclear on Differences Among Treatments
Many patients with localized prostate cancer don ’ t understand the differences between their treatment options, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

UK Finds Roche Bladder Cancer Drug Too Costly for Routine Use UK Finds Roche Bladder Cancer Drug Too Costly for Routine Use
Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness agency NICE has decided Roche's new immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) is too expensive to justify its routine use to treat bladder cancer, but still hopes it can be used in certain circumstances.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radium-223 Dichloride Safe Long-term for Prostate CA, Bone Mets Radium-223 Dichloride Safe Long-term for Prostate CA, Bone Mets
Radium-223 dichloride shows good long-term safety for treating men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and symptomatic bone metastases, according to final results from the ALSYMPCA trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture May Decrease Stress Urinary Incontinence Electroacupuncture May Decrease Stress Urinary Incontinence
Electroacupuncture may help ease stress urinary incontinence in women, hints a randomized controlled study from China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Ureteroscopy, Lithotripsy Have Different Risk-benefit Profile for Upper Ureteral Stones Ureteroscopy, Lithotripsy Have Different Risk-benefit Profile for Upper Ureteral Stones
Ureteroscopy and shock-wave lithotripsy have different relative benefits and harms in patients with upper ureteral stones, according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Black Men Should Be Screened Earlier for Prostate Cancer Black Men Should Be Screened Earlier for Prostate Cancer
Compared with white men, black men develop preclinical prostate cancer at an earlier age and face a higher risk of metastatic progression, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Electromagnetic Guidance System Facilitates Percutaneous Kidney Access Electromagnetic Guidance System Facilitates Percutaneous Kidney Access
A novel electromagnetic guidance system facilitates ureteroscopy-assisted percutaneous kidney access, researchers from Portugal report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Cancer Incidence Differs Between African- and U.S.-born Blacks Cancer Incidence Differs Between African- and U.S.-born Blacks
The incidence of various types of cancers differs significantly between blacks born in the United States and Sub-Saharan African-born blacks living in the U.S., researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Individualize' Prostate Cancer Screening, Says USPSTF'Individualize' Prostate Cancer Screening, Says USPSTF
In an update to prostate screening guidance, the task force says that for men from 55 to 69 years of age, the decision to screen must be an individual one.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Men Who Use Aspirin Regularly Have Lower Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer Men Who Use Aspirin Regularly Have Lower Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer
Men who have used aspirin regularly face a lower risk of lethal prostate cancer than men who haven ’ t, according to findings from the Physicians ’ Health Study (PHS).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Photodynamic Therapy for Prostate Cancer Shows Early Promise Photodynamic Therapy for Prostate Cancer Shows Early Promise
Initial study results using photodynamic therapy for shrinking prostate cancer size are promising and demonstrate the need for studies with longer follow-up and larger study groups.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Few Transgender Teens Opt for Fertility Preservation Few Transgender Teens Opt for Fertility Preservation
Just a fraction of transgender adolescents who are counseled about infertility risks associated with their treatment will opt for fertility preservation (FP) measures, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Might Help Treat Premature Ejaculation Alternative Medicine Might Help Treat Premature Ejaculation
Complementary and alternative medicine options may help men manage premature ejaculation, according to a new review of existing research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Periodontitis Tied to Risk of Erectile Dysfunction Periodontitis Tied to Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is more common in men with chronic gum disease, according to a new review of existing studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Spectrum Pharma Says U.S. FDA Rejects Its Bladder Cancer Drug Spectrum Pharma Says U.S. FDA Rejects Its Bladder Cancer Drug
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected the drugmaker's bladder cancer treatment, apaziquone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vasectomies Not Linked to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk Vasectomies Not Linked to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk
Having a vasectomy doesn't increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer or dying from it, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PSA Testing: A New, Simpler Way? PSA Testing: A New, Simpler Way?
Dr Chodak reviews a new algorithm intended to simplify PSA testing. But is it ready for prime time?Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Many Recover Erectile, Urinary Function After Prostatectomy Many Recover Erectile, Urinary Function After Prostatectomy
Patients with urinary incontinence (UI) or erectile dysfunction (ED) 12 months after radical prostatectomy (RP) have a good chance of functional recovery by 36 months, new research confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 27, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Allergan's Drug for Frequent Nightly Urination FDA Panel Backs Allergan's Drug for Frequent Nightly Urination
The benefits associated with Allergan Plc's experimental drug to treat frequent nightly urination outweigh the risks for certain patients, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 20, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy'Altering the Landscape' for Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy'Altering the Landscape' for Bladder Cancer
Two more immunotherapies, nivolumab and pembrolizumab, have shown activity in bladder cancer and look set to join atezolizumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 10, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Actor Ben Stiller Adds to PSA Drama Actor Ben Stiller Adds to PSA Drama
The American actor said PSA testing"saved my life" and urged men to undergo the prostate cancer screening, as early as their 40s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 7, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

BPH Drugs Don't Independently Raise the Risk of ED: Study BPH Drugs Don't Independently Raise the Risk of ED: Study
A large observational study finds no evidence that use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or alopecia raise the risk of erectile dysfunction.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Medical Expulsive Therapy Might Benefit Patients With Larger Ureteral Stones, Group Says Medical Expulsive Therapy Might Benefit Patients With Larger Ureteral Stones, Group Says
Medical expulsive therapy (MET) with alpha-blockers might enhance the passage of distal ureteral stones larger than 5 mm, according to a position statement from the European Association of Urology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 6, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Which ADT Is Smarter for the Heart?Which ADT Is Smarter for the Heart?
When considering options for androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer, GnRH antagonists may be better choices than agonists for patients with cardiovascular risk, says Dr Gerald Chodak. Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - June 20, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Statins May Protect Against Kidney StonesStatins May Protect Against Kidney Stones
A study of 100,000 patients with hyperlipidemia compared statin users with nonusers and found that statin use reduced the risk for stones. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - May 8, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Small Varicoceles Can Make a Big Difference in Sperm QualitySmall Varicoceles Can Make a Big Difference in Sperm Quality
More than half of all enlarged veins in the scrotum are associated with a significant reduction in sperm concentration and quality, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - March 15, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Cancer Screening Has Not Been Shown to 'Save Lives'Cancer Screening Has Not Been Shown to 'Save Lives'
Cancer screening may reduce cancer-specific mortality, but it has not been conclusively shown to reduce overall mortality, investigators say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Long-term Toxicity Surprise With ADT for Prostate CancerLong-term Toxicity Surprise With ADT for Prostate Cancer
The first-ever study of the long-term adverse events associated with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) suggest that intermittent therapy is not less toxic than continuous therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 6, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Female Urologists Earn $76,000 Less Than Male CounterpartsFemale Urologists Earn $76,000 Less Than Male Counterparts
However, more women are entering the field, and the pay gap is narrowing, researchers have found. Despite the pay disparity, job satisfaction is roughly the same between sexes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 5, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) 2016Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) 2016
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GUCS 2016. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 5, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

FDA Approves Fecal Incontinence Treatment DeviceFDA Approves Fecal Incontinence Treatment Device
The Fenix Continence Restoration System is indicated for patients in whom other treatments have failed or are not possible. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - December 19, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Maximizing Sexual Health After Prostate CancerMaximizing Sexual Health After Prostate Cancer
Experts discuss medical and psychological interventions to address sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

End Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth, Experts SayEnd Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth, Experts Say
A US government report calls for the end of conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Does Exercise Improve Survival in Cancer?Does Exercise Improve Survival in Cancer?
Evidence suggests that exercise and other lifestyle changes may protect against certain cancer types, but the jury is out as to whether it actually improves outcomes after diagnosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 15, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Marijuana Use, Male Reproductive Hormones, and Semen QualityMarijuana Use, Male Reproductive Hormones, and Semen Quality
Does regular use of marijuana negatively impact male reproductive health? American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 13, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Advances in the Treatment of Testicular CancerAdvances in the Treatment of Testicular Cancer
This review examines the newest and most advanced treatments for testicular cancer -- and discusses some of the benefits and risks. Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Docetaxel in Prostate Cancer -- The Pendulum Swings BackDocetaxel in Prostate Cancer -- The Pendulum Swings Back
Upfront use of docetaxel for prostate cancer has waxed and waned over the years, but recent studies have brought the agent back to the forefront. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 1, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Operating Room Music May Hamper CommunicationOperating Room Music May Hamper Communication
Requests were repeated five times as often in rooms when music was playing, which lengthens surgery, adds tension, and could jeopardize patient safety, say authors of a small study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - August 5, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Active Surveillance Still Underused in Lowest-Risk Prostate Cancer PatientsActive Surveillance Still Underused in Lowest-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
Few U.S. prostate cancer patients who are candidates for active surveillance actually receive it, new findings show. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - July 9, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news