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1 Acupuncture and immune function in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a randomized, controlled study Complementary Therapies in Medicine, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Increasing use of observation among men at low risk for prostate cancer mortality The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Do environmental factors modify the genetic risk of prostate cancer? Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Sexual partners, sexually transmitted infections, and prostate cancer risk Cancer Epidemiology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Diffusion-weighted MRI in early assessment of tumour response to radiotherapy in high-risk prostate cancer The British Journal of Radiology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Sequential use of the androgen synthesis inhibitors ketoconazole and abiraterone acetate in castration-resistant prostate cancer and the predictive value of circulating androgens Clinical Cancer Research, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Thromboembolic complications in 3,544 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy with or without lymph node dissection The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Intraoperative registered transrectal ultrasound guidance for robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Practice patterns and individual variability of surgeons performing radical prostatectomies at a high volume academic center The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The human agonistic CD40 antibody ADC-1013 eradicates bladder tumors and generates T cell dependent tumor immunity Clinical Cancer Research, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Radical nephroureterectomy versus endoscopic procedures for the treatment of localised upper tract urothelial carcinoma: A meta-analysis and a systematic review of current evidence from comparative studies European Journal of Surgical Oncology, October 31, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

12 Obstructed hemivagina with ipsilateral renal anomaly (OHVIRA) Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology , October 31, 2014

13 The artificial somato-autonomic reflex arch does not improve lower urinary tract function in patients with spinal cord lesions The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014

14 Human papillomavirus prevalence in invasive penile cancer and association with clinical outcome The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

15 5-year longitudinal followup after retropubic and transobturator mid urethral slings The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Novel bladder preservation therapy, omc-regimen: combined therapy using balloon-occluded arterial infusion of anticancer agent and hemodialysis with concurrent radiation The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Association of moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms with incident type 2 diabetes and heart disease The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014

18 Outcomes of endoscopic incision for the treatment of ureterocele in children at a single institution The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Characteristics and survival of end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with spina bifida in the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014

20 Rates of teratoma and viable cancer at post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection after induction chemotherapy for good risk non-seminomatous germ cell tumors The Journal of Urology, October 31, 2014    Clinical Article

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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.

PCA3 useful for early diagnosis of prostate cancer

Based on a meta-analysis reported in the Chinese Medical Journal, prostate cancer antigen 3 (PCA3) can be used for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer and to avoid unnecessary biopsies, with a sensitivity of 0.82, a specificity of 0.962, a positive likelihood ratio of 2.39, a negative likelihood ratio of 0.51, and a diagnostic odds ratio of 4.89.

3-month PSA is a predictor of BCR-free survival after radical prostatectomy

As reported in the International Journal of Clinical Oncology, the 5-year biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival rate is significantly higher in patients with a 3-month PSA level < 0.010 ng/ml compared to patients with a 3-month PSA level between 0.010 and 100 ng/ml (92.6% vs. 57.4%). Amongst 174 men who underwent radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer, 18.4% had a BCR and the median time to BCR was 16 months.


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