Benjamin P. Saylor
Benjamin P. Saylor is associate editor of Urology Times, an Advanstar Communications publication.
PCa test predicts aggressiveness, influences treatment
The Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier test predicts disease aggressiveness, influences treatment decisions, and predicts which patients may benefit from post-prostatectomy radiation therapy, according to findings from three studies presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting in San Francisco.
Study: Ultrasound over CT for initial stone Dx
Ultrasound should be the initial diagnostic imaging test utilized for diagnosing kidney stones in order to reduce the higher radiation exposure associated with computed tomography, say the authors of a recent study.
Drs. Penson, McKiernan appointed department chairs
The month of September has seen two notable appointments in academic urology, with David F. Penson, MD, MPH, and James McKiernan, MD, both named to department chair positions.
Physical activity reduces men’s nocturia risk
Physical activity lowers men’s risk of developing nocturia and should be recommended to patients with the condition, a leading men’s health expert and Urology Times Editorial Council member says.
AR splice variant predicts resistance to PCa treatments
AR splice variant predicts resistance to PCa treatments
Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients whose tumors contain the androgen receptor (AR)-V7 splice variant are less likely to respond to enzalutamide (XTANDI) and abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA), recent study results indicate.
VIDEO: Active surveillance for prostate cancer
In these videos, H. Ballentine Carter, MD, discusses the evidence supporting active surveillance, and Leonard S. Marks, MD, and colleagues outline which men are good candidates for surveillance.
Stone patients at greater risk for CHD, stroke
Results of a study that included approximately 50,000 patients point to an association between kidney stones and incident cardiovascular disease and stroke.
September 2014 New Urology Products: iPad app works with genomic test to plot post-prostatectomy care
Other products featured include a testosterone gel, exercise program to strengthen male pelvic muscles, and a book about prostate cancer diagnosis and management.
Prostate Bx linked to rising hospitalization rates
Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy is associated with a rising rate of hospitalization for urinary tract infection, new study results indicate.
Group calls for investigation of JAMA over T study
The Androgen Study Group has called upon the Journal Oversight Committee to investigate what it deemed violations of “accepted standards of medical journal ethics and editorial integrity” by JAMA.

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