"The relevant professional associations in the field of medicine and/or urology must do their part to inform and educate their members about the appropriate use of finasteride and PSA to eliminate avoidable morbidity and mortality from prostate cancer," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
In this interview, Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, explains the important patient and tumor characteristics to consider in deciding between partial and radical nephrectomy.
A study investigating discharge destination and perioperative complications after radical cystectomy provides useful data for risk stratification and preoperative counseling of patients 80 years of age and older, said Hayden M. Hill, MD, who presented the research at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco.
Financial toxicity is prevalent among patients with bladder cancer, according to findings from a cross-sectional study presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco.
Urology Times asked Scott Eggener, MD: How should urologists decide between focal therapy and active surveillance in men with low-risk prostate cancer?
The PARP inhibitor olaparib significantly extended radiographic progression-free survival compared with physician’s choice of hormonal therapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who had defects in genes involved in DNA repair mechanisms.
"It’s critically important to not overemphasize the benefits or overlook the concerns related to new technology or surgical approaches as is too often the case in the marketing campaigns by various centers (both academic and community)," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
Adding immunotherapy in the form of atezolizumab (Tecentriq) to platinum-based chemotherapy extends progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated metastatic urothelial carcinoma, according to results from a phase III study.
Access to novel therapies early in the regulatory process as a result of the FDA’s accelerated approval program can be valuable for many cancer patients, but the clinicians who are responsible for their care must have heightened vigilance for incoming data and FDA guidance about these drugs that have not gone through the “gold standard” of phase III testing.
"Of note, the number needed to treat analysis revealed that 18 patients treated with ADT resulted in one patient being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and 10 patients treated with ADT resulted in one patient with a dementia diagnosis," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.