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Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...archer Dr. Ashutosh K. Tewari, director of robotic prostatectomy and outcomes research at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weil...nce." Numerous attempts have been made to modify prostatectomy and preserve continence, but none have proven ideal. Trying to find a better way, Drs. Tewari and Va...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...archer Dr. Ashutosh K. Tewari, director of robotic prostatectomy and outcomes research at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weil...nce." Numerous attempts have been made to modify prostatectomy and preserve continence, but none have proven ideal. Trying to find a better way, Drs. Tewari and Va...

Use of MRI and MRS With New Surgical Technique Proves Helpful

...ning of robotically assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP), according to a recent study conducted by ... approach which unlike a traditional, open radical prostatectomy offers no tactile feedback to the surgeon,' said Mittul Gulati, MD, lead author of the study. 'The s...

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

...gists found that performing a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) with robot technology can reduce positive su...c oncologist and an expert trained in laparoscopic prostatectomy by one of the pioneers of the technique. Therefore, any intervention or technique to lower positive ...

High Pretreatment PSA Velocity Predicts Worse Outcome

...lity (PCSM) rates following treatment with radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiation therapy (RT). Dr. DAmico reviewed data from 948 men with localized prostate cancer who had one or more high-risk factors. Dr. DAmico and his co-authors found that the most important single prognostic factor was PSA velocity. As e...

Scientists Identify the Most Significant Single Predictor of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...lity (PCSM) rates following treatment with radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiation therapy (RT). The researchers reviewed data from 948 men with localized prostate cancer who had one or more high-risk factors, and found that PSA velocity appeared to be the most important single prognostic factor. They observed t...

Early Prostate Cancer: Specialty of Physician Influences Type of Therapy Received

...apy they received. The treatments included radical prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate), radiation therap...medical oncologist and urologist, 53 percent had a prostatectomy and an almost equivalent number had either radiation therapy (17 percent), expectant management (16 ...

Flaxseed Helps in Reducing the Risk of Prostate Tumor Spread

...pplementation on men who were scheduled to undergo prostatectomy -- surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer. The men took 30 grams of flaxseed daily for an average of 30 days prior to surgery. Once the men's tumors were removed, the researchers looked at tumor cells under a microscope, and were able to dete...

A New Target for Cancer Therapy-Integrin Alpha7 Molecule

...rienced a recurrence of their cancer after radical prostatectomy versus only one of eight prostate cancer patients without such mutations. There were five recurrences among eight hepatocellular carcinoma patients with integrin alpha7 mutations versus only one recurrence of cancer among 16 patients without such mut...

Surgery, Radiation Treatment Double Life Expectancy for Prostate Cancer Patients

...ate cancers (Gleason scores 8–10), if treated with prostatectomy or radiation, can expect to live more than 14 year..., the study's first author and director of robotic prostatectomy and urologic oncology outcomes at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and the Ronald P. Lynch Associa...

Patrick Walsh Wins International Medicine Prize

...widely known for his ground-breaking nerve-sparing prostatectomy and is credited with furthering the overall understanding of benign and malignant neoplasms of the prostate. He is the author of several best-selling books and the winner of many distinguished awards honoring his contributions to prostate cancer r...

Octogenarians Are Not Too Old for Cancer Surgery

...ancer Center researchers have found that a radical prostatectomy can be a viable option for select octogenarian pat... in 2000 that urologists typically offer a radical prostatectomy to patients with more than 10 years of life expectancy, and do not offer this surgical option to pat...

Adding Radiation Therapy For Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer May Offer Benefit

...dia briefing on men's health in New York. Radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland) is selected for tr...cer outside of the prostate is detected at radical prostatectomy in 38 percent to 52 percent of patients, and this is associated with a risk of disease recurrence, p...

AIIMS Acquires Four-Armed Robot to Assist in Surgeries

...onment for performing surgery. The robotic radical prostatectomy operation will help minimise complications following the operation, with patients having shorter hospital stay and a better quality of life, he said. AIIMS is organising a two-day international live operative workshop from July 31 to teach the urol...

Radiation Therapy Benefits Younger Men With Localized Prostate Cancer

...ent to permanent prostate seed implant and radical prostatectomy in the treatment of patients with stage T1-2 prostate cancer." The authors added that conservative approach and not radical one could be the answer in younger men. Contact: Amy Molnar amolnar@wiley.com John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Source: Eurekaler...

Aggressive Treatments for Prostate Cancer Not Required in Elderly

...aggressive treatments//. Treatments like radical prostatectomy or radiation does help to eradicate the cancer but the quality of life for elders is often affected because of resulting urinary incontinence and impotence. The lead researcher Dr. Richard M. Hoffman, an associate professor of medicine at the Uni...

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer is Harder in Obese Individuals

...the medical records of 1,400 men who had undergone prostatectomy after being diagnosed with cancer. It was found that the average weight of an obese male's prostate was 40 grams as compared to the 20-30 grams in normal men. It is possible that a biopsy could also fail to detect cancer in obese men, the report conc...

Complete Robotic Surgery To Revolutionize Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer

...d in the above list. Robotic-assisted laproscopic prostatectomy represents one of the most innovative treatments, minimally invasive, high-tech treatment, that is gaining importance. The University of Pennsylvania Health System is currently one of only a handful of facilities across the country offering this form...

Benefits Of Robotic Prostate Surgery- But At What Cost?

...three procedures were found to be identical. Open prostatectomy had a significantly higher overall complication rate of 15 percent, while non-robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy had a rate of 10 percent and robotic-assisted had a complication rate of 5 percent. Cost was the one...

Surgery for early stage prostate cancer is better than waiting

.... The researchers had conducted he study to see if prostatectomy done in early stages of prostate cancer benefits t...cer and waiting for it to spread before conducting prostatectomy may not be much beneficial to the patients in terms of mortality and disease being spread to other p...

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