"My experience with patients who are on surveillance, who meet the criteria for active surveillance, [is that they] tend to be younger and healthier patients, so I don’t see why not," says one urologist.
"If adequate cancer control can be achieved by focal or partial-gland treatment, then the favorable adverse event profile could make this a preferred option for a number of men with localized intermediate-risk (and possibly selected high-risk) prostate cancer," writes Badar M. Mian, MD.
A study presented at the 2022 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Winter Meeting evaluated the safety and efficacy of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in patients who suffer from female sexual dysfunction.
The combination of the PD-L1 inhibitor avelumab and the tyrosine kinase inhibitor axitinib showed promise as a neoadjuvant therapy for patients with high-risk, non-metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma, according to findings from the NeoAvAx trial.
The combo of the PARP inhibitor niraparib and the multikinase inhibitor cabozantinib showed positive early efficacy and safety signals in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma or renal cell carcinoma.
In this interview, Polina X. Reyblat, MD, discusses the ways in which urologists can make their practices a more comfortable and open environment for patients of all different backgrounds to receive care.