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Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Prostate Cancer ADT Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Diseases

Men who received androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer were 54% more likely to be diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than those who did not, a study found.

Kidney Cancer Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Kidney, Bladder Cancer

Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Kidney, Bladder Cancer

Finnish study of individuals with type 2 diabetes reveals a 42% and 17% higher incidence of kidney and bladder cancer, respectively, compared with the general population.

Bladder Cancer Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Neoadjuvant Dose-Dense MVAC May Improve Post-Cystectomy Outcomes

Higher rates of complete response observed in MIBC patients who received a dose-dense combination of methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin rather than the standard gemcitabine plus cisplatin or carboplatin.

Kidney Cancer High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

High BMI at Start of Advanced RCC Systemic Therapy Ups Survival Odds

In a German study of patients starting first-line systemic therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma, patients with a low BMI were twice as likely to die as those with a high BMI.

Kidney Stones ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

ESRD Risk Higher In Recurrent Stone Formers

Recurrent kidney stone formers are at higher risk of end-stage renal disease than patients who form incident symptomatic stones, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

Prostate Cancer AS Loss to Follow-Up Risk at 2 Years Estimated at 10%

The risk being lost to follow-up while on active surveillance for prostate cancer is higher among blacks than whites, according to a study.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Male Bladder Bacteria, LUTS Severity Linked

Male Bladder Bacteria, LUTS Severity Linked

Lower urinary tract symptom severity in men is associated with detectable bacteria in urine obtained via catheter, new study suggests.

Prostate Cancer LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

LDR Brachytherapy Beneficial In High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Low-dose-rate brachytherapy is associated with excellent long-term biochemical control and survival, new study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower In Men in Physically Demanding Jobs

Even low cumulative exposure to physical strain at work is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer, study finds.

Prostate Cancer Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

Prostate MRI Use Ups Odds of Prostate Cancer Observation

In a study, men with low-risk prostate cancer were nearly 2-fold more likely to be managed with observation if they had a prostate MRI during the diagnostic work-up.

Kidney Cancer New Study Supports Recent AUA Guidelines for Small Renal Masses

New Study Supports Recent AUA Guidelines for Small Renal Masses

Prospective study at Johns Hopkins shows excellent oncologic outcomes and preserved mental quality of life for all patients regardless of management strategy, with worse renal function after radical nephrectomy.

Kidney Stones Urinary Stones, Asthma Linked in Adults

Urinary Stones, Asthma Linked in Adults

Urinary stone formation in adults increases the odds of asthma by 26%, according to a study.

Kidney Cancer Alternative Sunitinib Regimen for Advanced RCC Proposed

Alternative Sunitinib Regimen for Advanced RCC Proposed

A "weekday-on and weekend-off regimen" improves relative dose intensity compared with the conventional regimen, a study found.

Bladder Cancer Adjuvant Gemcitabine, BCG for NMIBC Offer Similar Efficacy

Adjuvant Gemcitabine, BCG for NMIBC Offer Similar Efficacy

New meta-analysis shows adjuvant intravesical gemcitabine and bacillus Calmette-Guérin do not differ significantly with respect to risk of recurrence, progression, and adverse events.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

Men prescribed 3 different phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors had nearly 3-fold increased odds of having a Charlson Comorbidity Index of 1 or higher than men not prescribed the drugs.

Prostate Cancer Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

Decline in Surgical Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer Reported

At a major tertiary referral center, the use of radical prostatectomy for insignificant prostate cancer decreased from 15% in 2009 to 3% in 2016, a study found.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

Nocturia in BPH Patients Safely Treated with Silodosin

In a study, 8 mg of silodosin daily for 12 weeks was associated with a significant reduction in nocturia episodes.

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

Nocturia Diagnosis, Management Strategies Offered

A recent paper provides 8 questions to ask patients to elicit information that enables targeted treatment of nocturia.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Increase Men's Suicide Risk

A patient's risk of suicide is doubled within the first year following a prostate cancer diagnosis, according to a new meta-analysis.

Prostate Cancer Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Obese Prostate Cancer Patients Do Worse After Radical Prostatectomy

Study of Korean radical prostatectomy patients showed that those who were obese had significant increased odds of biochemical recurrence and cancer-specific mortality



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