In this article, urologists Scott E. Eggener, MD, and Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc, discuss the current applications for prostate cancer biomarkers and MRI, their impact on clinical practice, and future developments.
This article discusses the current status and potential future developments in immunotherapy for genitourinary malignancies with insights from urologic oncology specialists Hyung L. Kim, MD, and Daniel P. Petrylak, MD.
The role of protein- and cell-based urinary biomarkers for bladder cancer detection and surveillance is controversial, and in 2017 these assays have yet to come into widespread use among urologists. Their uptake is expected to increase, however, considering that the AUA/Society of Urologic Oncology “Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer” that was released in 2016 identifies situations for using urinary biomarkers, according to Badrinath R. Konety, MD.
This article highlights the key points of two urologic cancer guidelines (which provide evidence-based guidance) and two consensus statements (which provide consensus recommendations by a multidisciplinary panel of experts) that have been published in the past year.
Three out of four patients with prostate cancer with an 18F-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography–detected recurrence were potentially salvageable with local therapy or metastasis-directed therapy, according to results of the screening phase of the phase II STOMP randomized trial.
African-American men were more likely to present with metastases, less likely to receive definitive therapy, and had increased prostate cancer-specific mortality compared with non-African-American men regardless of whether they were privately insured or insured through Medicaid, a study presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, FL found.
A recently updated white paper from the AUA and the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates includes new data on the prevalence of prostate biopsy-related complications and outlines the current preventive strategies. In this installment of "Journal Article of the Month," Badar M. Mian, MD, gives an overview and analysis of the updated paper.
The new draft recommendation on PSA screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which improves the previous D rating for all men to a C rating for those ages 55 to 69 years, has been met with guarded approval by three of the key national organizations representing urologists.
Participants in an outreach event for prostate cancer screening preferred education about prostate cancer prior to undergoing screening, and thought the use of an informed decision-making model was beneficial, researchers reported at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, FL.