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1 Risk of diabetes among patients receiving primary androgen deprivation therapy for clinically localized prostate cancer The Journal of Urology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Comparison of prostate cancer gene 3 score, prostate health index and percentage free prostate-specific antigen for differentiating histological inflammation from prostate cancer and other non-neoplastic alterations of the prostate at initial biopsy Anticancer Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Salvage cryosurgery for locally recurrent prostate cancer after primary cryotherapy International Urology and Nephrology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

4 A trial of devices for urinary incontinence following treatment for prostate cancer BJU International, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

5 The efficacy of irinotecan, paclitaxel, and oxaliplatin (IPO) in relapsed germ cell tumors with high dose chemotherapy as consolidation - A non-cisplatin- based induction approach BJU International, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

6 External validation of the CAPRA-S score to predict biochemical recurrence, metastasis and mortality after radical prostatectomy in a European cohort The Journal of Urology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

7 B-Mode and acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging of prostate zonal anatomy: Comparison with 3T T2-weighted MR imaging Ultrasonic Imaging, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Down-regulation of SLC8A1 as a putative apoptosis-evasion mechanism by modulation of calcium levels in penile carcinoma The Journal of Urology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Prophylactic pelvic lymph node dissection in penile cancer patients The Journal of Urology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Short sleep duration increases the risk of chronic kidney disease in shift workers Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, December 19, 2014

11 The need for a standardized informed consent procedure in live donor nephrectomy: A systematic review Transplantation, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

12 Retroperitoneoscopic donor nephrectomy with multiple renal arteries does not affect graft survival and ureteral complications Transplantation, December 19, 2014

13 Pre transplant urinary proteome analysis does not predict development of chronic kidney disease after liver transplantation Liver International, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Exploring associations between anthropometric indices and graft function in patients receiving renal transplant Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

15 The utility of the corticotropin test to diagnose adrenal insufficiency in critical illness: An update Clinical Endocrinology, December 19, 2014    Review Article

16 Fold-back perineoscrotal flap plus penile inversion vaginoplasty for male-to-female gender reassignment surgery in circumcised subjects European Journal of Plastic Surgery, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

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17 Stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Review of experience of a multicenter phase I/II dose-escalation study Frontiers in Oncology, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Differential sensitivity of prostate tumor derived endothelial cells to sorafenib and sunitinib Full Text BMC Cancer, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Image-guided radiotherapy of the prostate using daily CBCT: The feasibility and likely benefit of implementing a margin reduction The British Journal of Radiology, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio as a prognostic biomarker for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer receiving first-line chemotherapy: Data from two randomized phase III trials Annals of Oncology, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

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GALNT4 predicts survival in patients with ccRCC

As reported in the Journal of Urology, N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 4 (GALNT4) levels are decreased in tumor specimens from patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC; n=104) compared to peritumoral specimens. Decreased expression of GALNT4 is associated with poor OS (OR=3.08) and RFS (OR=2.17). Further, GALNT4 is negatively correlated with tumor size, necrosis, and TNM stage.

NSAID use inversely related to prostate cancer incidence and mortality

Based on a meta-analysis reported in BMC Medicine, NSAID use is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer (OR=0.92 [total] and 0.81 [advanced]) and prostate cancer-specific mortality (HR=0.86 [total] and 0.81 [advanced]).

Chromogranin A staining as a biomarker for prostate adenocarcinoma

As reported in The Prostate, chromogranin A (CgA) staining, an indicator of neuroendocrine differentiation, is associated with decreased biochemical control, clinical failure, increased distant metastases, and decreased cause-specific survival in patients with prostate adenocarcinoma and a GS ≥ 7 (n=285). The median follow-up was 6.5 y. CgA staining was present in 31% of specimens. The 10-y distant metastases rate in specimens with <1% and >1% CgA staining was 8% and 48%, respectively. The 10-y cause-specific survival in specimens with <1% and >1% CgA staining was 95% vs. 76%, respectively.

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