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New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Introduced
2013-05-04 07:28:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Healthy men under the age of 55 do not need routine annual prostate cancer screenings, according to new clinical practice guidelines released by the American Urological Association (AUA). The agency, which USA Today reporter Liz Szabo said “staunchly defended” prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings in recent years, has now declared the tests are “not recommended” for anyone under the age of 40, for...

2013-05-03 16:22:32

SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Urological Association (AUA) released a new Guideline on the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer, which addresses prostate cancer early detection for the purpose of reducing prostate cancer mortality. The guideline was developed through a rigorous, systematic review of published literature (including data extraction and analysis), and updates the AUA's Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA),...

2013-05-03 12:25:12

DENVER, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), a national organization committed to men's health and a leader in prostate cancer early detection, released the following statement in response to new clinical practice guideline released today by the American Urological Association (AUA). The statement is attributed to PCEC Chairman E. David Crawford, MD, PCEC President Wendy Poage and PCEC Council Member Nelson Stone. "PCEC applauds the...

2013-05-03 12:24:44

Men ages 55 to 69 urged to talk with their doctors about benefits, harms of testing SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men ages 55 to 69 who are considering prostate cancer screening should talk with their doctors about the benefits and harms of testing and proceed based on their personal values and preferences, according to a new clinical practice guideline released today by the American Urological Association (AUA). The new guideline, which updates the Association's...

2013-05-03 08:25:53

Hispanic men face highest level of growth at nearly 6 percent SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The incidence of testicular cancer has increased among American males over 15 years of age for more than 20 years and while overall incidence is still highest among Caucasian males, the greatest increase was observed in the Hispanic community, according to a new study at the 108th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). This study will be...

2013-05-02 12:28:48

Sonatherm is the Only Laparoscopic HIFU Device Cleared for Ablating Soft Tissue in the U.S. CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SonaCare Medical, a leader in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, announced today that it will launch the FDA-Cleared Sonatherm(®) HIFU Surgical Ablation System at the the 108(th) Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), in San Diego, May 4-8, 2013 (booth #3611). A state-of-the-art...

2013-04-29 08:27:42

Additional validation data of Decipher(TM) prostate cancer test to be presented at AUA 2013 SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences announced today that it has expanded an existing research agreement with the Mayo Clinic. The expanded agreement includes exclusive license to certain Mayo developed intellectual property along with exclusivity covering co-developed intellectual property. The agreement also includes continued access to the clinical data...

2013-04-19 12:26:12

Events to focus on treatments, therapies for prostate and bladder cancers BALTIMORE, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA), today announced that it will co-host two U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public workshops to address research in the areas of bladder and prostate cancer. The events, free and open to the public, will take place in San Diego on May 5 and May 6, during the AUA's annual scientific meeting. The first event,...

2013-03-07 12:20:10

LINTHICUM, Md., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Urological Association (AUA), a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, is pleased to announce its support for newly introduced legislation designed to address urotrauma, a growing concern among active military personnel and veterans. The bill, H.R. 984, was formally introduced by Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2) on March 6, 2013. Urotrauma is a significant issue, particularly among active military...

2013-02-26 16:22:53

First Study Ever to Analyze 25 years of Data after Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The March 2013 issue of The Journal of Urology, the official journal of The American Urological Association, includes a study conducted by four physicians from Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia (RCOG), a Vantage Oncology affiliate. This study, 25 Year Disease Free Survival Rate after Irradiation of Prostate Cancer Calculated with the Prostate...