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2011-11-07 16:35:37

Prostate cancer patients who undergo radical prostatectomy get better results at teaching hospitals than at non-academic medical institutions, according to the findings of an international study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. "While our findings do not imply that teaching hospitals always provide better care than others, it is obvious that teaching hospitals have certain intrinsic characteristics that would explain the better results," says Quoc-Dien Trinh, M.D., a Fellow at...

2011-08-17 18:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center knows the wide range of emotions and fears that men with prostate cancer face. As a robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert, Dr. Samadi cares for the total patient, helping them deal with all aspects of treatment, recovery and cure. Robotic prostatectomy procedures, performed to remove the...

2011-08-12 14:52:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening is the universal standard for early detection of prostate cancer in men. The medical community, and even the press, routinely urge men to begin PSA testing at age 50, and even earlier - age 40 - for high risk men, including African Americans or those with a family history of prostate cancer. Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The...

2011-07-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Anyang' Nyong'o, Medical Services Minister of Kenya, returned cancer-free to his native land in March of this year, he made a commitment to the people of Kenya. "My experience is a wake-up call for us in Kenya," he proclaimed. Following a prostate cancer diagnosis by his Kenyan doctor, Mr. Nyong'o chose to put his life in the hands of a prostate cancer specialist in the United States. Now back in Kenya, Nyong'o is establishing the African Cancer...

2011-07-09 08:10:00

NEW YORK, July 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The acquisition of the da Vinci Robotic Si Surgical System, a state-of-the-art robotic surgical technology, was recently announced by the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) in Mumbai, India. This marks the first of the new da Vinci Si models to be obtained by a hospital in Asia. This da Vinci model improves visualization with high definition 3D and beneficial changes to the user interface. The robot provides minimally invasive surgical treatment options for...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation's Canary Prostate Team has been awarded two Department of Defense (DOD) grants issued by the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). Totaling $2.25 million, these grants will help fund prostate cancer research led by Peter Carroll, MD, Ziding Feng, PhD, and James Brooks, MD. Dr. Carroll of The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has received the DOD Prostate Cancer Research...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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