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2012-09-10 02:28:49

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than a decade of short-term cures to erectile dysfunction, most aimed at symptoms rather than the underlying issues of nerve damage, a new approach has emerged from adult stem cell technology developed by RNL Bio. Dr. Ji Youl Lee and the RNL Stem Cell Technology Institute (RNL SCTI) team, working at St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, found in animal studies that adipose (fat) derived adult human stem cells, grown in culture, were very...

2012-09-07 10:22:26

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Does prostate cancer mean the end of my sex life? How will sex after prostate cancer be different? Mount Sinai Medical Center's robotic prostate surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, answers these questions every day. "The truth," he says, "is that prostate cancer treatment changes sex, but it does not end it." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120907/NY70392 ) Restoring an enjoyable sex life after prostate cancer is, in part, dependant on prostate...

2012-08-21 02:27:26

MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Systems (AMS), an Endo Health Solutions (Nasdaq: ENDP) company and a leading provider of devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today introduced the new 650kJ MoXy(®) fiber for its class-leading GreenLight XPS(®) system for photoselective vaporization of the prostate. Providing more than 50 percent more energy than the previous fiber for the same price, the new MoXy fiber will enable physicians to...

2012-08-16 10:24:11

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient, a surgeon, and a robot walk into the operating room - but it's no joke. With prostate cancer as the punch line, preserving erectile function and enjoying sex after prostatectomy surgery is no laughing matter. Many men with prostate cancer are eager to get it out, but potential trade-offs are a big concern. How can I be sure my sex life will live as long as I do? In truth, prostate cancer treatment and recovery is highly individual, but one...

2012-08-08 10:25:09

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reported that men who seek prostate cancer treatment from a team of specialists are more likely to defer treatment, a decision they extrapolated to mean better care. While you won't find Dr. David Samadi, leading robotic prostate cancer surgeon, and his colleagues at Mount Sinai Medical Center making the same blanket statement about postponing prostate cancer treatment, they are certainly in...

2012-08-03 10:21:50

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally recognized Mount Sinai robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, continues to "walk the talk" with his quarterly patient newsletter. The latest issue takes a frank look at the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and the changing face of prostate cancer screening and prostate cancer treatment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120803/NY51934 ) RoboticOncology.com: August 2012 Newsletter - PSA Controversy and What...

2012-08-02 14:22:14

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The PSA test is back on top this week, thanks to newly published University of Rochester Medical Center research supporting its life-saving benefits to men of all ages. Without routine PSA screening the number of men diagnosed with an incurable form of advanced prostate cancer, also referred to as metastatic (M1) prostate cancer, would triple. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120802/NY51447 ) Many prostate cancer experts believe widespread...

2012-07-25 06:22:59

LINTHICUM, Md., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to new data from the Prostate Cancer Intervention vs. Observation Trial (PIVOT) released today in the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Urological Association (AUA) released the following statement, attributable to the AUA Chair of Health Policy David F. Penson, MD, MPH, a prostate cancer expert at Vanderbilt University: "Though on the surface, these new data from PIVOT may imply that radical prostatectomy did...

2012-07-23 06:18:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In a study reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers tried to determine which course of action is more beneficial for men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer through the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: radical prostatectomy or observation without surgery? From November 1994 through January 2002, researchers randomly assigned 731 men with localized prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy or observation and followed them through...

2012-07-19 10:23:27

NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life expectancy is the new metric for PSA testing and prostate cancer, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. David Samadi, SMART robotic prostate cancer surgeon, explains how newly released ASCO guidelines put into writing what leading prostate cancer treatment experts have been espousing for years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120719/NY43296) The ASCO advises men with a life expectancy of less than ten...