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1 Dutasteride and enzalutamide synergistically suppress prostate tumor cell proliferation The Journal of Urology, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

2 The association between race and treatment regret among men with recurrent prostate cancer Prostate Cancer & Prostatic Diseases, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Associations between patient-provider communication and socio-cultural factors in prostate cancer patients: A cross-sectional evaluation of racial differences Patient Education and Counselling, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

4 A randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of tamsulosin monotherapy and its combination with mirabegron on patients with overactive bladder induced by benign prostatic obstruction The Journal of Urology, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

5 When study site contributes to outcomes in a multi-center randomized trial: A secondary analysis of decisional conflict in men with localized prostate cancer Full Text Health and Quality of Life Outcomes , October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Fine-mapping the 2q37 and 17q11.2-q22 loci for novel genes and sequence variants associated with a genetic predisposition to prostate cancer International Journal of Cancer, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Use of PDE5-inhibitors may adversely impact biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy The Journal of Urology, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in children with vesicoureteral reflux: Systematic review and meta-analysis The Journal of Urology, October 30, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

9 Methylation of PITX2, HOXD3, RASSF1 and TDRD1 predicts biochemical recurrence in high-risk prostate cancer Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Association of peripheral microvascular dysfunction and erectile dysfunction The Journal of Urology, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Hepatitis B virus infection and the risk of male infertility: A population-based analysis Fertility and Sterility, October 30, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

12 Gender-specific outcomes of bladder cancer patients: A stage-specific analysis in a contemporary, homogenous radical cystectomy cohort European Journal of Surgical Oncology, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Robotic vs. open radical cystectomy in bladder cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis European Journal of Surgical Oncology, October 30, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

14 Overuse of antimicrobial prophylaxis in community practice urology The Journal of Urology, October 30, 2014

15 Genetic and epigenetic stability of human spermatogonial stem cells during long-term culture Fertility and Sterility, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Biomarkers of exposure to molybdenum and other metals in relation to testosterone among men from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012 Fertility and Sterility, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Reactive oxygen species in human semen: Validation and qualification of a chemiluminescence assay Fertility and Sterility, October 30, 2014

18 Fluorescent in situ hybridization of human sperm: Diagnostics, indications, and therapeutic implications Fertility and Sterility, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Renal transplantation: better fat than thin Journal of Surgical Research, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Testosterone recovery after poly-trauma and scrotal injury in patients from operation enduring freedom and operation Iraqi freedom The Journal of Urology, October 30, 2014    Clinical Article

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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.

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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