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Better guidelines, coordination needed for prostate cancer specialists
With a deluge of promising new drug treatments for advanced prostate cancer on the market, a new model of care is needed that emphasizes collaboration between urologists and medical oncologists, according to UC Davis prostate cancer experts.  View News Article (2013-12-10)

What is the Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is caused by the inability of the artery that supplies blood to the penis to expand and contract properly. View News Article (2013-12-09)

Protein in prostate biopsies signals increased cancer risk
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College have shown that the presence of a particular protein in biopsied prostate tissue substantially increases the likelihood that cancer will develop in that organ.  View News Article (2013-12-04)

More pediatric kidney patients are being treated with minimally invasive surgical techniques
More children, like adults, are undergoing minimally invasive surgery for diseased kidneys, with most of the procedures being performed at teaching hospitals to treat non-cancerous conditions.  View News Article (2013-11-26)

Study: Ureteral injury during robot-assisted prostate surgery
There may be warning signs to help surgeons avoid damaging part of the urinary system during robot-assisted surgical removal of prostate cancer, ultimately preventing the expense of additional surgery, according to researchers at Henry Ford's Vattikuti Urology Institute.  View News Article (2013-11-20)

Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat fish oil diet showed changes in their cancer tissue
Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower cell cycle progression score, a measure used to predict cancer recurrence, than men who ate a typical Western diet, UCLA researchers found.  View News Article (2013-11-19)

New study: Enterocystoplasty in children with genitourinary abnormalities is safe and effective
Enterocystoplasty is a good surgical option with a low rate of severe complications in the treatment of children who were born with developmental abnormalities of the genitourinary system, according to the new study conducted by a group of Portuguese urologists. View News Article (2013-10-30)

Male birth defect is weakly linked to pesticide exposure, Stanford-led study finds
A study of several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence that any of them are associated with a common birth defect in male infants. View News Article (2013-10-30)

Study finds testosterone therapy may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) suggests that testosterone treatment in hypogonadal (testosterone deficient) men restores normal lipid profiles and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. These finding currently appear online in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.  View News Article (2013-10-24)

New study in NEJM exposes overuse of radiation therapy services when urologists profit through self-referral
A comprehensive review of Medicare claims for more than 45,000 patients from 2005 through 2010 found that nearly all of the 146 percent increase in intensity- modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer among urologists with an ownership interest in the treatment was due to self-referral. View News Article (2013-10-24)

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