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2011-03-10 12:49:00

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Saturday, Kenyan Minister of Medical Services Peter Anyang Nyong'o stepped off a plane and onto Kenyan soil to a hero's welcome. His return marked the end of a nearly year long struggle with prostate cancer. Having been met with the harsh realities of the state of cancer treatment in his own country after he was diagnosed in June of last year, Nyong'o, like many others, turned his search for a prostate cancer remedy to the United States, a...

2010-12-29 10:44:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, wrapped up his groundbreaking trip to Israel with the completion of six successful robotic prostate cancer treatment surgeries. Via these prostate cancer surgeries, three of which were televised live, Samadi demonstrated his SMART technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) to...

2010-12-20 15:07:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The SMART Surgery Technique is the brainchild of Dr. David B. Samadi, a robotic prostatectomy expert, as well as the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. SMART, which stands for "Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique," "takes oncologic principles, combines it with open radical prostatectomy skills and builds upon it with a unique robotic...

2010-12-14 11:54:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the journal Cancer shows that staging prostate cancer that has not metastasized beyond the prostate gland does predict the outcome, prognosis or risk of cancer recurrence after a radical prostatectomy. "This study confirms what many prostate cancer treatment surgeons have thought about staging - it's irrelevant after prostate cancer surgery - something I strongly disagree with," said Dr. David Samadi, a robotic surgery expert, as well...

2010-12-08 15:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Androgen deprivation therapy has often been prescribed as a prostate cancer treatment for low-risk prostate cancer patients. This therapy for treating prostate cancer had previously been blamed for increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart conditions. However, this hormone treatment for prostate cancer has now become more controversial due to its two potential side effects, diabetes and obesity, which are risk factors for colorectal cancer....

2010-10-26 14:37:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- British scientists have identified a protein in urine that can help indicate which patients are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute and The Institute of Cancer Research found that the level of MSMB protein in urine could provide a fast and accurate prostate cancer diagnosis for doctors and patients, potentially replacing the currently painful and more costly approach - a blood sample. Dr....

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...

2010-08-31 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...

2010-08-17 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...

2010-07-12 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,...


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