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2011-06-08 13:17:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The rapid adoption of robotic prostatectomy in the US is leading more men to choose surgery as their primary treatment for prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the annual American Urological Association meeting and co-authored by Dr. David Samadi. Interestingly, this finding occurred amid a national decrease in prostate cancer incidence. "This means that more surgeons and hospitals are adopting robotic surgery technology and more...

2011-03-24 14:44:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. David's HealthCare today announced the establishment of Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David's North Austin Medical Center, which will feature the Robotic Institute University, the nation's first educational epicenter teaching best practices for hospital and surgical teams involved in robotic-assisted surgery. The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David's North Austin Medical Center is an international treatment,...

2011-03-14 21:09:32

With 180,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, it is one of the most common types of cancer in the country. For this reason, it has been cited as a good marker for health care spending in general, reflective of the greater trends across the United States. New research from the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) shows that newer, more expensive treatment options for prostate cancer were adopted rapidly and widely during 2002 "“ 2005 without proof of their...

2011-02-16 13:04:08

New studies on the screening and treatment of genitourinary cancers were released today in advance of the fourth annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, being held February 17-19, 2011, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The results of three studies were highlighted in a media presscast (press briefing via live webcast):     * Large screening study shows reduced risk of prostate cancer death for men with low initial PSAs: A large prostate cancer screening...

2010-11-15 15:04:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathfinder Therapeutics, Inc. has initiated a clinical study to assess the value of Explorer(TM), its image-guided surgical platform, in minimally invasive liver resections and ablations. Clinical sites participating in the study include: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Providence Portland Medical Center, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Minimally invasive procedures are performed through a few small...

2010-10-28 00:00:44

Craig Peters will lead efforts to improve surgical precision through robotic technologies Washington, DC (Vocus) October 27, 2010 Children's National Medical Center has appointed Craig Peters, MD, chief of Surgical Technology and Translation in the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care and Principal Investigator in the Bioengineering Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Dr. Peters has a special interest in applying robotics in pediatric...

2010-10-12 11:17:00

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Urology Associates, PA (CUA) is pleased to announce that urologist Dr. Marnie Robinson has joined the practice. Dr. Robinson treats all aspects of adult urology. She has a special interest in kidney stone disease, including prevention and treatment using surgical management as well as metabolic evaluation. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Robinson earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas...

2010-09-15 09:01:00

American Urological Association, American Urological Association Foundation and the National Football League Join Together Today to Applaud the Introduction of PROSTATE Act (S. 3775) BALTIMORE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) have teamed up for a second year of educating men about prostate cancer and encouraging them to join the "Know Your Stats" campaign. With the support of an increasing...

2010-06-30 12:54:00

FREMONT, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced that it has named Andre Marion, co-founder and former Chairman and CEO of Applied Biosystems (now part of Life Technologies), and Muneesh Tewari, M.D., Ph.D., faculty member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as members of its Scientific Advisory Board. "Mr. Marion and Dr. Tewari add executive...

2010-06-02 14:30:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., Co-Chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, internationally recognized for his work in urologic oncology, will be among physicians from the Cancer Center presenting research abstracts at the American Urological Association's 2010 Annual Meeting. The American Urological Association (AUA) is committed to fostering the highest standards of urologic care by...