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2012-02-16 16:08:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new look at the three most highly regarded prostate cancer treatment options is the first of its kind to consider long-term cost and quality of life post-treatment. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic found prostatectomy surgery and brachytherapy to be less expensive and less toxic than external beam radiation or radiotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120216/NY54950 ) The close to...

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...

2012-01-30 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:...

2012-01-25 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...

2012-01-23 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...

2011-12-14 14:00:00

New Technology Offers Improved Accuracy When Extracting Renal Tumors Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 For the first time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, fluorescence imaging technology is being utilized during robotic kidney surgery. This new technology further enhances the USMD Arlington robotics program, one of the first in north Texas and still the only program in the DFW area with three robots in one hospital. The new technology allows a surgeon to see and assess anatomy...

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...

2011-10-21 08:04:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, routinely encourages patients to explore all prostate cancer treatment options. Though he firmly believes in the success and benefits of robotic prostatectomy, he knows the decision for prostate cancer surgery does not come easy. "I want my patients to do their homework," he says. "This is a life-saving...