Cheryl Guttman Krader
Residency applicants most value operative experience
Applicants to urology residency programs have clear ideas about what they are seeking in a training program and a good understanding of the factors influencing their rankings, according to the findings of a survey presented at the AUA annual meeting San Diego.
Bladder Ca linked to risk of second primary cancer
Among survivors of the most common types of cancer, bladder cancer survivors have the highest risk for developing a second primary cancer, according to a recent study.
Low concordance with NCCN surveillance guide seen
Concordance with National Cancer Comprehensive Network recommendations about follow-up during active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer is generally low across urology practices in Michigan, reported researchers from the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative at the AUA annual meeting in San Diego.
Adjuvant chemo well tolerated in high-risk PCa patients
A Veterans Administration Cooperative Study investigating chemotherapy after prostatectomy for high-risk prostate cancer was underpowered to show a statistically significant benefit of early adjuvant chemotherapy versus observation as the standard of care in the primary endpoint analysis of progression-free survival.
Bladder Ca guide provides risk-stratified framework
A recently released guideline on diagnosis and treatment of nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer from the AUA and the Society of Urologic Oncology provides practitioners with a risk-stratified clinical framework to aid treatment decisions and surveillance strategies, said Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA.
How number of Peyronie’s Tx cycles affects outcomes
In a study of intralesional collagenase clostridium histolyticum, mean curvature was reduced most dramatically after the first cycle, researchers reported.
Urinary proteome may hold key to stone prevention
A recent study provides the first comprehensive catalog of urinary calcium oxalate monohydrate binding proteins.
VUR: What goes into parents’ treatment choices
Researchers looking to create a shared decision-making tool identify 13 major themes when interviewing parents of children with VUR.
Enucleation for RCC yields multiple benefits
The procedure maximally preserves normal renal parenchyma and provides better surgical precision than standard partial nephrectomy, researchers report.
Use of observation for PCa varies widely among urologists
A CMS quality measure needs to be bidirectional, “specifying a rate of observation for low-risk disease and a rate of treatment for high-risk disease,” researchers say.

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