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2010-10-13 18:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Following recent FDA approvals for prostate cancer treatment medications from Dendreon and Sanofi-Aventis, a new study shows that the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer were prolonged almost four months on Abiraterone, a new medication from Johnson & Johnson. The drug, which could reach the market in 2011, is positive prostate cancer treatment news with the potential to change clinical practice by providing a new treatment option for aggressive...

2010-10-05 12:51:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report from San Francisco General Hospital, low-income men are more likely to have advanced prostate cancer compared to their financially secure peers. "As of right now, the reason behind this statistic is not because of a lack of access to quality medical care since many of the study's patients had had routine prostate cancer screening," said Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine...

2010-09-29 17:26:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi invented the SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) by using the oncologic principles for prostate cancer treatment he has learned in his long career and combining them with his open radical prostatectomy skills. He then took those two skill sets and applied them to a highly nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy approach, which he employs as the Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai...

2010-09-14 15:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, the first step to undertake is how to treat it. Patients can be easily overwhelmed by the prostate cancer treatment advice offered to them by their doctors, friends or family, as well as the amount of information on prostate removal and robotic surgery they find on the Internet. "This can easily add to a patient's stress level, especially when they are trying to decide between a traditional open or robotic...

2010-08-31 17:25:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- "Prostate cancer is a disease that is always evolving and science is working hard to keep up with it," said Dr. David Samadi, a robotic surgery expert with years of prostate cancer treatment experience, who is also the Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. And now, according to a report in the journal Science, scientists have discovered a cell, called the...

2010-08-25 16:07:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting in September, President Obama's Affordable Care Act will go into effect. The act mandates free preventative services such as cholesterol or breast cancer screenings and tetanus shots. But the question is, will doctors and patients take advantage of these new preventative services? "Unfortunately, thanks to our American healthcare system, we have been programmed to focus on treatment and not prevention," said Dr. David Samadi, a urologic oncologist...

2010-08-17 15:58:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study by The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), new evidence proves the safety of a robotic prostatectomy with the lowest complication rates in prostate cancer treatment. This comes as no surprise to Dr. David Samadi, Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, who has performed over 3,000 successful robotic prostate surgeries in the fight...

2010-07-26 18:04:00

NEW YORK, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As the surgeon behind the robot, Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, builds on oncologic principles learned with open radical prostate cancer surgery and transferred to a robotic approach. He calls this approach the SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique). He employs this technique at Mount Sinai where he recreates the traditional open anatomical...

2010-07-12 12:29:00

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently announced that the number of deaths due to cancer is continuously falling in the nation, due to early detection, advanced treatment and prevention. Dr. David Samadi, Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City applauds the nation's commitment to prevention of prostate cancer death. A longtime advocate of frequent screening and early detection,...

2008-07-01 09:01:10

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among American males, but when caught early, prostate cancer has a 90% cure rate. According to Dr. David Samadi, Chief, Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Urology, at Mount Sinai Medical Center, "The key to fighting prostate cancer is not to wait until there are warning signs, because by then it may be too late." The tendency of prostate cancer to grow without causing...


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