ALEXANDRIA, Va. Research on promising new therapies and data on the relative benefits of established treatments for genitourinary cancers were released today, in advance of the fourth annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, being held February 14-16, 2013, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL.
The results of three studies were highlighted in a media presscast (press briefing via live webcast):
"Two studies presented today will help guide our use of established treatment and surveillance approaches for prostate and kidney cancers, ensuring that more patients have the best possible outcome while avoiding dangerous side effects and reducing costs," said Bruce J. Roth, MD, who moderated today's presscast. "The third study brings important new insight on increased prevalence of high-risk prostate cancer among elderly men and African Americans."
Genitourinary cancers include those of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testis, as well as less common cancers such as those of the penis, ureters and other urinary organs. In 2013, more than 388,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with genitourinary cancers, with more than an estimated 60,000 deaths. The most common genitourinary cancer is prostate cancer, which according to estimates, will be diagnosed in more than 238,000 men in the United States in 2013, and claim more than 29,000 lives. *
The 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium is co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO).
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