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Agent Orange exposure increases veterans' risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer

... the word out," says Dr. Martha Terris, chief of urology at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta and professor of urology at the Medical College of Georgia School of ... published in the May issue of British Journal of urology International , says she wants her colleagues ...

AIUM presents 2009 Memorial Hall of Fame awards

... researcher and professor in the field of urology as well as a strong advocate of proper training ... Association. He also served as professor of urology and chair of the Department of urology at Case Western Reserve University School of ...

Physician-scientists seek solutions to reproductive problems related to chromosomal variations

... says Dr. Schlegel, chairman of the Department of urology and professor of urology and reproductive medicine at Weill Cornell ... says Dr. Darius A. Paduch, assistant professor of urology and reproductive medicine at Weill Cornell ...

Gene activity reveals dynamic stroma microenvironment in prostate cancer

... and Dr. Gustavo Ayala, professor in the departments of pathology and urology at BCM and another senior author. "Often in prostate cancer, you don't ... said Dr. David Rowley, professor of molecular and cellular biology and urology at BCM, and another author. Dr. Chad Creighton, an assistant professor ...

The pepperoni pizza hypothesis

... said David Klumpp, principal investigator and assistant professor of urology at the Feinberg School. "It affects people's relationships with family and ... The paper is published in the September issue of Nature Clinical Practice urology . The Northwestern researchers discovered the colon's central role ...

Urologists identify 7 biomarkers that may help pinpoint prostate cancer recurrence

... and early or late recurrence," said Dr. Claus Roehrborn, chairman of urology at UT Southwestern and one of the study's authors. "In the future, once we ... For nine years, Dr. Shahrokh Shariat, who is now a resident in urology at UT Southwestern and the study's lead author, has been collaborating ...

Biotech Co. founded by UCLA Scientists to be acquired by Astellas, Pharma Inc.

... of Agensys, professor and chief of urologic oncology in the department of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a researcher with ... for drug development, said Dr. Jean DeKernion, chief of the department of urology at the Geffen School of Medicine and a founding director of Agensys. ...

UCLA/VA partners with ASU to advance biosensor technology for urinary tract infections

... relevant time frame, said Dr. Bernard Churchill, chief of pediatric urology at the Clark-Morrison Childrens Urological Center at UCLA. In current ... Institutes of Health. For more than 50 years, the UCLA Department of urology has continued to break new ground and set the standards of care for ...

Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe meeting: Search for biomarkers continues

... is essential that we show our results to each other," said Prof. Peter Mulders (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), chairman of the European Association of urology Research Foundation (EAU-RF), organiser of the PCTRE meeting. With more than 170 participants, the conference opened with lectures and updates ...

Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression

... explored as an approach to prevent cancer progression and recurrence," Cardelli said. William G. Nelson, V., M.D., Ph.D., professor of oncology, urology and pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, believes the reduced serum biomarkers of prostate cancer may be attributable to some sort ...

New drug shows promise in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer

... Center, whose research group synthesized both MDV3100 and RD162. The biology research was carried out in the UCLA departments of medicine, urology and pharmacology by Charles Sawyers and his research group; Sawyers has since moved to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he ...

Cancer-causing gene discovery suggests new therapies

... 18, 2008). "Control of protein production rapidly affects cell behavior, and in a robust manner," explains Ruggero, assistant professor of urology at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and co-senior author on the paper with Barna. "The ability of the Myc oncogene to ...

6th ESOU Meeting

... The 6th Meeting of the European Society of Oncological urology (ESOU) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 18 January 2009, with organisers presenting the latest updates on treatment strategies to ...

Prostate cancer spurs new nerves

... that the tumors actually promote nerve growth. "This is the first report of this phenomenon," said Dr. Gustavo Ayala, professor of pathology and urology at BCM and first author of the article. "It represents an important new target in prostate cancer treatment, as prostate cancers are more aggressive ...

Why a common treatment for prostate cancer ultimately fails

... the location. "We found that the same is true within the cells of the prostate itself," said Chang, who is a faculty member in the departments of urology and Pathology and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Chang says it's likely that the androgen receptor works differently in different cells partly ...

Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans

... so far associating it with prostate cancer," said Karim Chamie, lead author of the study and resident physician with the UC Davis Department of urology and the VA Northern California Health Care System. "Here we report on the largest study to date of Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange and ...

Male cyclists risk sexual problems if they don’t choose the right bike

... bicycle. That's the stark warning from consultant urological surgeon Mr Vinod Nargund from St Bartholomew's and Homerton Hospitals, London, in the urology journal BJU International . He says that the problems to look out for include genital numbness, erection problems and soreness and skin ...

New, noninvasive prostate cancer test beats PSA in detecting prostate cancer

... Researchers collected urine samples from 234 men with rising PSA levels before they underwent prostate biopsy at a University of Michigan urology clinic. Among this group, biopsy results confirmed a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 138 patients; 96 patients were cancer-free. Correlating the ...

New molecules discovered that block cancer cells from modifying cell DNA

... turned off by modifying the cell DNA in a process known as methylation. Lead researcher William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Oncology and urology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, explained the findings. One of the proteins in the cell that triggers this process is called a methyl-CpG ...

Gene therapy study takes aim at prostate cancer

... dosage of gene, said Dr. Dov Kadmon, professor of urology at BCM. It will be carried out in the department of urology at BCM as well as at Ben Taub General Hospital, ... of Dr. Timothy Thompson, also a professor of urology at BCM. As Thompson began to study the gene, ...

More kidney cancer is detected and treated early, yet death rate rises

... says senior author Brent K. Hollenbeck, M.D., assistant professor of urology at the U-M Medical School. "Surprisingly, that's not what we found. Our ... M. Hollingsworth, M.D., fifth-year surgery resident with the Department of urology at the U-M Medical School. "While more and more small, detectable kidney ...

Prostate cancer uses Wnt signaling proteins to promote growth of bone tumors

... an embryo," says Christopher L. Hall, Ph.D., a senior research fellow in urology at U-M. "But this is the first time Wnts have been shown to be involved in ... of existing bone," says Evan T. Keller, D.V.M., Ph.D., a professor of urology and pathology in the U-M Medical School, who directed the U-M study. "When ...

Cancer researchers add spice to research against rare neuromuscular disease

... has been significantly modified from the original ingredient found in food like curry or ginger," said Chang, a faculty member in the departments of urology and Pathology and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. "It still must be tested in people. We certainly don't want to mislead people to think these ...

Magnetic system could be key to surgery without scars

... inside the human body. “A fixed hole has a limited working envelope that is conical in shape,?said Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu, associate professor of urology and radiology and director of the Clinical Center for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Urologic Cancer. He and his colleagues describe the new ...

Hair-growth drug artificially lowers PSA levels in prostate cancer screening, study finds

... "It's not universally known that finasteride lowers PSA levels in younger men who take it for hair growth," said Dr. Claus Roehrborn, chairman of urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and co-principal investigator of The Lancet study, along with Dr. Anthony D'Amico of Brigham and Women's Hospital ...

Exposure to dioxins influences male reproductive system, study of Vietnam veterans concludes

... such as an inability to urinate and urinary tract infection. Surgery is sometimes needed. Dr. Claus Roehrborn, professor and chairman of urology at UT Southwestern and a study author, said, "We know that dioxin causes many endocrine disturbances in the human body. The study indirectly proves ...

Jefferson scientists find aging gene also protects against prostate cancer development

... a true breakthrough in our field,?says Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., George Hoyt Whipple Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and professor of urology and of biochemistry at the University of Rochester. Dr. Pestell and his co-workers also found a single amino acid within the androgen ...

U of M study examines kidney stone prevention in astronauts

... Manoj Monga, M.D., professor of urologic surgery and lead investigator. The study will be published in the July 2006 print issue of the Journal of urology and is available online now. Kidney stones are mineral deposits in the kidneys that can travel through the urinary tract, causing intense pain. ...

Inflammation and drugs to control this activity studied in a variety of tumors sites

... had shown a relation between chronic prostate inflammation and the development of prostate cancer, said Sanjay Gupta, Ph.D., assistant professor of urology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, who led the work along with Greg MacLennan, M.D., associate professor of pathology. Gupta and his ...

Scientists learn to predict protein-stabilizing ability of small molecules

... invasive, high-tech treatment. David I. Lee, M.D., a national expert in robotic surgery, was recruited to Penn and named Chief of the Division of urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where the robotic prostate program is based. There are many factors that make ...

Penn Surgeons Use Completely Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Prostate Cancer

... invasive, high-tech treatment. David I. Lee, M.D., a national expert in robotic surgery, was recruited to Penn and named Chief of the Division of urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where the robotic prostate program is based. There are many factors that make ...

Test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise

... (PSA) testing. Study results appear in the May 15, 2005, issue of Cancer Research. The lead author is Robert H. Getzenberg, Ph.D., professor of urology and director of research at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. The traditional two-step approach of PSA testing and ...

Mitochondrial DNA mutations play significant role in prostate cancer

... often are called the "powerhouse" of the cell because they produce about 90 percent of the body's energy. John A. Petros, MD, associate professor of urology and pathology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute, and Douglas C. Wallace, PhD, director of the Center for ...
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