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2012-02-09 09:12:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite great strides in reducing prostate cancer deaths (http://www.roboticoncology.com), experts are continually challenged to develop better diagnostics for the accurate assessment of prostate cancer (http://www.roboticoncology.com/about-prostate-cancer/) severity level once the disease is detected. New findings published in the Journal of Urology point to prostate size as a possible indicator of whether or not a man's prostate cancer is likely to...

2012-02-03 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced results from a large clinical study in prostate cancer evaluating the relationship of microRNAs, a novel class of biomarkers, to clinical outcomes for patients with early-stage prostate cancer. The data, presented at the 2012 Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium, contribute to a greater understanding of prostate cancer biology by assessing the ability of specific microRNAs and genes...

2012-01-30 10:34:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer are more optimistic than those who choose traditional surgery for the removal of their cancerous prostate, according to new research published in The Journal of Urology. Most robotic surgery patients surveyed anticipated shorter hospital stays and faster return to physical pursuits, including sexual activity. (Photo:...

2012-01-30 06:07:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests that Preoperative MRI may help surgeons make better decisions about procedures that may cause nerve damage in men with prostate cancer. "I think preoperative MRI will be useful for surgeons who are uncertain whether to spare or resect the nerves. Our surgeons feel that, compared with clinical information alone, MRI is worthwhile for all patients, because it identifies important information leading to a change in the surgical plan in almost a third...

2012-01-25 12:45:00

Urinary Catheter Market to See Strong Growth through 2018 According to a Recent iData Research Report Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. urological device market was valued at over $3.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach almost $6 billion by 2018. The fastest-growing segment in the urological device market in 2011 was the market for...

2012-01-24 11:37:56

Preoperative MRI helps surgeons make more informed decisions about nerve-sparing procedures in men with prostate cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Excluding skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Open radical prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate, is a common treatment for the disease, but it carries substantial risks, including incontinence...

2012-01-23 13:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's resolutions often include best intentions to lose weight and live healthier lives. This month, New York robotic prostate surgery (http://www.roboticoncology.com/) expert, Dr. David Samadi, reminds us of the importance of overall weight and wellness, particularly as it relates to prostate cancer risks (http://www.roboticoncology.com/prostate-screening-faq/). Research shows that obese men face increased risk of developing prostate cancer...

2012-01-18 05:05:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The quest for genetic information in the fight against prostate cancer is nearly two decades long. While researchers and doctors have long accepted the hereditary nature of the disease, in that closer relatives are at a two-fold increased risk of developing prostate cancer, the genetic explanation remained a mystery. Last week geneticists shared news of a novel gene mutation linked to familial prostate cancer risk. The isolated mutation...

2012-01-13 17:55:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Year brings hope for the fight against prostate cancer. While the American Cancer Society (ACS) predicts another 240,000 U.S. men will receive this unfortunate diagnosis in 2012, numbers also indicate that it's a battle we are winning. Prostate cancer-specific deaths dropped 39 percent since the 1990s. The widespread adaptation of PSA screening and improved surgical treatment, in the form of robotic prostatectomy, is leading the...

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...