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Prostate testing questioned 2011-10-09

An American task force is recommending men do not get screened for prostate cancer and that has health officials in Calgary concerned. The announcement was made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force group on Friday. …

Hypofractionated Radiotherapy a Viable Option for Intermediate- to High-Risk Prostate Cancer 2011-10-09

Delivering higher daily doses of radiation in fewer days (hypofractionation) is as effective as conventional radiotherapy in preventing recurrence of intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) at five years after treatment.…

Panels Advice on Prostate Test Sets Up Battle 2011-10-08

A day after a government panel said that healthy men should no longer get screened for prostate cancer, some doctors groups and cancer patients advocates began a campaign to convince the nation that the advice was misguided.…

FDA Approves Cialis To Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 2011-10-08

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cialis (tadalafil) to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged, and for the treatment of BPH.…

Early Prostate Cancer Treatment Saves Lives and Money 2011-10-07

As a leading robotic prostatectomy surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, is familiar with the ongoing debate surrounding healthcare.…

Gauging The Emotional Toll Of Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing 2011-10-06

Among the latest health care trends seeking to advance individualized medicine are private companies marketing genetic testing directly to patients. The mail-in kits, with price tags as high as $2,500, use a saliva specimen to identify.…

Fluoroquinolones Up Risk of Post-Biopsy Acute Prostatitis 2011-09-30

In patients who undergo transrectal prostate biopsy, prior use of fluoroquinolones is the most significant risk factor for developing post-procedure acute prostatitis, according to a study published in the September issue of Urology. …