LUGPA Aims to Help Practices Thrive: Leaders Discuss Progress and GoalsApril 1st 2014
During the annual meeting of the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) in Chicago in November 2013, the organization's president, Deepak A. Kapoor, MD, completed his 2-year term and handed the gavel to incoming president Juan A. Reyna, MD.
Hospital Admissions and Rectal Procedures are More Common After Radiotherapy Than ProstatectomyMarch 18th 2014
Men with clinically localized prostate cancer who were treated with radiotherapy were more likely, over the subsequent 5 years, to be admitted to a hospital, undergo rectal, anal, or open surgical procedures, or develop secondary malignancies than men treated with radical prostatectomy
Some With Micropapillary Urothelial Carcinoma May Benefit From HER2-Targeted TreatmentFebruary 27th 2014
Some patients with micropapillary urothelial carcinoma face a three-fold risk of cancer death because their disease amplifies HER2 and overexpresses its protein product, and there may be a role for treatment of the condition with HER2- targeted agent trastuzumab, which has vastly increased the odds of survival for eligible patients with breast cancer.
Adding Epidural to Anesthesia During Prostatectomy May Improve Long-Term Outcomes in Men With PCFebruary 24th 2014
Long-term outcomes for patients with prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy were better when a spinal or epidural pain block was added to general anesthesia during the surgery.