Clinical advancements in the field of urology are featured in the news media every day. This section provides patients and physicians with the most up-to-date information on recent urologic advancements around the world.
* Please Note - TUCC does not necessarily advocate any of the treatment methods listed in the articles below. This news feed is provided as a resource for those interested in the latest urologic research occurring around the world.
Prostate cancer is a heterogeneous disease, but current treatments are not based on molecular stratification. We hypothesized that metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancers with DNA-repair defects would respond to poly(adenosine diphosphate [ADP]–ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibition with olaparib.
A new study of more than 25,000 men has uncovered four new genetic variants associated with increased risk of testicular cancer.
Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms in women, according to a new British study.
A new drug has been found superior to current treatments in slowing the growth of advanced kidney cancer in patients who became resistant to the first-line therapies that had kept it in check, according to results from a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Kidney stone disease is a complex disorder with a strong genetic component. We conducted a genome-wide association study of 28.3 million sequence variants detected through whole-genome sequencing of 2,636 Icelanders that were imputed into 5,419 kidney stone cases, including 2,172 cases with a history of recurrent kidney stones, and 279,870 controls.
For years, research on prostate cancer has sought an approach to screening that is more individualized than a one-size-fits-all measurement of the level of prostate-specific antigen in a man’s blood. These efforts are now paying off.
Smoking is a risk factor for biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer (PCa) following radical prostatectomy (RP), new study findings suggest.
If you're one of the nearly 3 million men currently living with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, listen up: A new study says what you eat makes a big difference as to how long you'll live with your cancer.
New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts.
When the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine PSA screening for early detection of prostate cancer in May 2012, it caused a sea change in practice patterns among primary care physicians.
The impact of the recommendations had “a significant chilling effect,” said Sam Chang, MD, a professor of Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who moderated a panel discussion on the topic at the 2015 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting.
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