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African-Americans More Likely To Donate Kidney To Family Member 2011-10-20

Family matters, especially when it comes to African-Americans and living kidney donation. In a study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, researchers found that African-Americans donate almost exclusively to family members.…

That Same Gene Has Opposite Effects In Prostate Cancers 2011-10-19

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that a gene - known as an androgen receptor (AR) - is found in both prostate and breast cancers yet has opposite effects on these diseases. In prostate cancer, the AR gene promotescancer grow.…

Predicting Kidney Disease Risk For African Americans 2011-10-18

Compared to European Americans, African Americans are four to five times more likely to develop kidney failure. Also, family members of African Americans with kidney failure have an increased risk of developing kidney failure.…

Hospitalization Risk Higher Following Prostate Biopsy 2011-10-17

An analysis of hospital admissions from 1991 to 2007 for 17,472 men who underwent prostate biopsy and 134,977 controls revealed a 30-day hospitalization rate of 6.9% within 30 days of biopsy substantially higher than the 2.7% in the control.…

South Alabama assistant coach Crain recovering from prostatitis 2011-10-15

Kurt Crain was known for his intensity as an All-America linebacker at Auburn, and he has carried that approach with him as the linebackers coach for South Alabama. But recently Crain had appeared more subdued.…

Public Reporting Has Not Improved Transplant Care of Center 2011-10-15

A recent study appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN) found that such public reporting has not had any effect on the care that transplant patients receive.…

Cancer Detection Tool Saves Lives 2011-10-15

Urologists for Patient Access to Care (UPAC) called a federal government report recommendingthat healthy men should no longer receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests as a part of routine cancerscreening.…