Richard R. Kerr
Is cost of urology fellowship training worthwhile?
In terms of total career earnings, urology ranks in the top quartile among 15 specialties evaluated in a recent study, but the study’s findings raise questions about the long-term financial value of urology fellowships.
Dr. Knoll awarded Arthur Smith lectureship
The 2013 Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship has been awarded to Thomas Knoll, MD, of University Medical Center Mannheim and the Sindelfingen Medical Center of the University of Tuebingen, Germany.
Prostate cancer agent meets key endpoints in pre-chemo setting
Prostate cancer agent meets key endpoints in pre-chemo setting
A phase III trial of enzalutamide (Xtandi) in chemotherapy-naïve patients with advanced prostate cancer has met both of its primary endpoints in an interim analysis, and the trial will be stopped early due to the drug’s benefit.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy study reignites urologist self-referral controversy
The publication of data in the New England Journal of Medicine (2013; 369:1629-37) showing an increase in intensity-modulated radiation therapy utilization among self-referring urologists has reignited the self-referral controversy.
Prognostic model predicts survival in advanced prostate cancer
Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC say they have developed a tool to forecast the potential survival of individual prostate cancer patients, enabling physicians to better assess whether to try additional rounds of treatment or seek clinical trials.
Agent shows promise in slowing papillary kidney cancer
The first phase II study to investigate the use of the targeted therapy everolimus (Afinitor) for the initial treatment of advanced papillary kidney cancer has shown that it is successful in slowing or preventing the spread of the disease.
Bladder bacteria vary with types of incontinence
Women with common forms of urinary incontinence have various bacteria in their bladder, according to a recent study, and some of these bacteria may differ based on their incontinence type.
Dr. Raz honored by Latin American urology group
Congratulations to Shlomo Raz, MD, who has been honored by the Confederation Americano de Urologia by naming its highest accolade in his honor and bestowing the first medal on him.
Prostate cancer test meets primary endpoints in trial
MDxHealth SA said its ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer test met all of the primary endpoints in a recently completed clinical validation trial.
UTIs common in women, but men often hospitalized
While women are far more likely to suffer from urinary tract infections, men are more likely to be hospitalized for treatment, according to a study by urologists from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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