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2014-07-30 16:30:17

BALTIMORE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today issued a statement in response to the new Institute of Medicine (IOM) July 29 report, "Graduate Medical Education that Meets the Nation's Health Needs." The below statement is attributable to AUA Public Policy Council Vice Chair Dr. Christopher Gonzalez. "The AUA applauds the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for studying the governance, finance and regulation of graduate medical education...

2014-05-27 12:30:29

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical device manufacturer SonaCare Medical reports continuing strong European sales as well as a positive outlook in light of official guideline changes for prostate cancer therapy. The company has further invested in the European market by adding its newest generation high intensity focused ultrasound ("HIFU") equipment to the HIFU center of excellence at University College of London. Following a strong 2013 with six thermal ablation...

2014-04-28 12:27:57

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the American Urological Association [http://www.auanet.org ] (AUA), a premier urological association providing invaluable support to the urology community, announce their collaboration to launch a new journal, Urology Practice [http://www.urologypracticejournal.com ]. Urology Practice will focus...

2013-10-30 10:01:27

Enterocystoplasty is a good surgical option with a low rate of severe complications in the treatment of children who were born with developmental abnormalities of the genitourinary system, according to the new study conducted by a group of Portuguese urologists. Enterocystoplasty is a surgical enlargement of the urinary bladder which is performed to improve bladder function as a low-pressure reservoir. "This issue is very important because in children this surgical procedure is very...

2013-10-14 09:20:41

A new study reveals that in the prediction of treatment outcome for castration-resistant prostate cancer, a change in circulating tumor cells detection might be more accurate than the change in prostate-specific antigen levels. The findings of this award-winning study were presented at the recent EAU 13th Central European Meeting in Prague. "The research of the circulating tumor cells (CTC) is of utmost importance, because nowadays there is no reliable marker of both cancer-specific or...

2013-03-19 15:02:19

The initial study results of the Zometa European Study (ZEUS) showed no difference in the incidence of bone metastases between the Zometa group and control arm, said Prof. Manfred Wirth during the closing and fourth plenary session of the 28th Annual EAU Congress which ends today. "There is no difference in the incidence of bone metastases and there is no difference in survival," said Wirth in his brief presentation on whether Zometa can prevent bone metastases in high risk, metastatic...

2013-03-18 12:28:02

Markers such as CA9, CD31, CD34 and VEGFR1/2 in the primary tumors might serve as predictors of a good response to a sunitinib treatment in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), according to a new study to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress currently on-going in Milan. "The inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau gene (VHL) is a common event in ccRCC and finally leads to the induction of HIF1α target genes such as CA9 and VEGF," write the...

2013-03-18 11:18:05

Small kidney tumors have an aggressive potential and should be treated, according to a the results of a large multi-center study presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan. "Many clinicians regard small renal cell cancer as having a benign biologic behavior and non-operative surveillance protocols are often being used in patients with small renal tumors," write the authors in the findings. "The aim of this large retrospective multi-center study was to evaluate the prevalence of...

2013-03-18 11:15:32

At the 28th Annual EAU Congress currently ongoing in Milan until Tuesday, W. Tan and colleagues presented their study on neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy which showed that epigenetic changes are potential key drivers in the development of chemo resistance in bladder cancer. Neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy is recommended for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer. Cisplatin-based regimes have similar efficacy with complete response in 30% a survival advantage if 16%...


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