The developer of a leading telemedicine platform and a health care staffing agency have teamed up in a pilot program to provide clinical and emergency tele-urology services across the United States.
Richard R. Kerr
In a study of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in metastatic genitourinary cancer patients, shorter survival was associated with high CTC counts at baseline and on therapy, specific CTC morphologic subtypes, PD-L1-positive CTCs, and low percent CD4 and percent CD8 T-cells. Heather Chalfin, MD, discusses the data and explains how CTCs may offer an advantage over other forms of liquid biopsy.
The FDA has granted accelerated approval to enfortumab vedotin-ejfv (PADCEV) for the treatment of adults with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer who have previously received a PD-1/L1 inhibitor and a platinum-containing chemotherapy before or after surgery or in a locally advanced or metastatic setting.
The FDA has approved the anti-PD-1 therapy pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA) as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin-unresponsive, high-risk, nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer with carcinoma in situ with or without papillary tumors who are ineligible for or have elected not to undergo cystectomy.
The FDA has approved a supplemental New Drug Application or enzalutamide (XTANDI) for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer.
Declining reimbursement for their work and the burden of prior authorization are nearly universal concerns of U.S. urologists, an exclusive Urology Times survey has found.
November 2019 proved to be a fruitful month for urology-specific FDA approvals, with the agency giving the green light to a new drug for complicated urinary tract infection, an implantable device for the treatment of overactive bladder/retention, and a digital product for strengthening of pelvic floor muscles and treatment of urinary incontinence in women.
A two-part grant is designed to provide guidance on gaps in existing guidelines on the management of advanced prostate cancer, Neal D. Shore, MD, reported at the LUGPA annual meeting in Chicago.
Jeb Bush touched on a range of issues in health care and politics and shared a few personal anecdotes about his famous family with LUGPA members at the association’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Urologists face a significant risk of on-the-job pain and injury, an exclusive Urology Times survey has found.