Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy may be associated with improved surgical margin status compared to open radical prostatectomy for men with intermediate-risk and high-risk prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
The use of robot-assisted radical nephrectomy increased by 6% over a recent 3-year period, and high-volume robotic centers for partial nephrectomy were found more likely to perform robotic radical nephrectomy despite its increased cost and similar complications to laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, according to a recent study.
Salvage extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) may be highly beneficial for selected prostate cancer patients with biochemical recurrence and clinically recurrent nodal disease, say German researchers.
San Antonio--Repair of clinically significant varicoceles may result
in nearly a 25% chance of natural conception, even in men who do not demonstrate
significant improvements in their postoperative seminal parameters, according
to University of Iowa researchers.
Seattle-A new study suggests that a lower PSA threshold for considering
a prostate biopsy may improve the clinical value of the widely used test.
In addition, lowering the threshold for biopsy may be particularly important
for men under the age of 60 years, according to researchers from Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston and Washington University School of Medicine
in St. Louis.
Seattle-A new study by American and Dutch researchers suggests that high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging studies using an iron-oxide-containing contrast agent offer the ability to produce a very accurate localization of tumor metastases in prostate cancer patients.