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1 External beam radiotherapy plus single-fraction high dose rate brachytherapy in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer Radiotherapy & Oncology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

2 A negative confirmatory biopsy among men on active surveillance for prostate cancer does not protect them from histologic grade progression Full Text European Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Multivariate analysis of factors predicting prostate dose in intensity-modulated radiotherapy Medical Dosimetry, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

4 A different method of evaluation of the ERSPC trial confirms that prostate-specific antigen testing has a significant impact on prostate cancer mortality Full Text European Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Clinical outcome of patients with lymph node-positive prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy and extended sentinel lymph node dissection Urologia Internationalis, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Prediction of outcome following early salvage radiotherapy among patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy Full Text European Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

7 A multinational, multi-institutional study comparing positive surgical margin rates among 22393 open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy patients Full Text European Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Oncologic outcomes of cryosurgery as primary treatment in T3 prostate cancer: Experience of a single center BJU International, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Gene signatures ESC, MYC and ERG-fusion are early markers of a potentially dangerous subtype of prostate cancer Full Text BMC Genomics, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Targeted prostate cancer screening in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: Results from the initial screening round of the impact study Full Text European Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Prognostic significance of bone metastases and bisphosphonate therapy in patients with renal cell carcinoma Full Text European Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Prostate abscess as the initial manifestation of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener's granulomatosis) Urologia Internationalis, September 2, 2014

13 Fine-mapping IGF1 and prostate cancer risk in African Americans: The multiethnic cohort study Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Comparison of procalcitonin and different guidelines for first febrile urinary tract infection in children by imaging Pediatric Nephrology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Comparison of radiation dose from conventional and triple-bolus computed tomography urography protocols in the diagnosis and management of patients with renal cortical neoplasms Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Acute kidney injury in major gynaecological surgery: An observational study BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Potential utility of cancer-specific biomarkers for assessing response to hormonal treatments in metastatic prostate cancer Therapeutic Advances in Urology, September 2, 2014    Review Article

18 A novel method to salvage dislodged Memokath intraprostatic stent before deployment in obstructive prostate fossa Surgical Practice, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Robotic-assisted simple prostatectomy: Is there evidence to go beyond the experimental stage? Current Urology Reports, September 2, 2014

20 Quality assessment of partial nephrectomy complications reporting using EAU standardised quality criteria Full Text European Urology, September 2, 2014    Clinical Article

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High expression of MUC1 + HER3 is associated with favorable outcome in bladder cancer patients

As reported in BJU International, elevated co-expression of MUC1 + HER3 was associated with improved survival in patients with bladder cancer. MUC1 alone, or elevated MUC1 + non-elevated HER3, had no prognostic value. Moreover, MUC1 was not predictive of survival, tumor stage, or tumor grade.

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]).

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.


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