Sanofi Pasteur recently announced that it is discontinuing its BCG products TheraCys and ImmuCyst, prompting fears of a shortage of BCG for bladder cancer patients. In this interview, Dr. Benjamin J. Davies, associate professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discusses the implications of the announcement and what’s next for patients and clinicians.
Studies about ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard, urology participation in accountable care organizations, and Twitter were among the take-home messages in outcomes analysis at the 2016 AUA annual meeting. The take-homes were presented by Christopher Saigal, MD, MPH, of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Other kidney cancer research included an 8-gene panel that was able to predict high tumor grade in biopsy specimens and a review of perioperative transfusion’s effect on recurrence-free and overall survival.
To guide you through the 2016 AUA annual meeting and help maximize your time, Urology Times’ editorial board has reviewed the program to identify the key trends and noteworthy research at this year’s meeting.
Peyronie’s disease (PD) is surgically treated by a minority of urologists, and urologists who subspecialize in andrology perform a disproportionate number of procedures to treat the condition. Those were among the findings of a case-log analysis that was presented at the 2015 AUA annual meeting in New Orleans and subsequently published in Urology (2016; 87:205-9).