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1 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

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

3 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

4 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

5 Quantitative characterization of androgen receptor protein expression and cellular localization in circulating tumor cells from patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer Full Text Journal of Translational Medicine, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 MicroRNA in prostate cancer: functional importance and potential as circulating biomarkers Full Text BMC Cancer, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Prediction of nocturia severity in men nocturnal urine overproduction vs race or metabolic risk factors JAMA Surgery, December 18, 2014    Review Article

8 Cross-talk between alpha1D-adrenoceptors and transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 triggers prostate cancer cell proliferation Full Text BMC Cancer, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Effect of vaginal electrical stimulation on female sexual functions: A randomized study The Journal of Sexual Medicine, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The utility of fluorescence in situ hybridization for diagnosis and surveillance of bladder urothelial carcinoma Full Text Urology Journal, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Influence of androgen receptor cag polymorphism on sexual function recovery after testosterone therapy in late-onset hypogonadism The Journal of Sexual Medicine, December 18, 2014

12 Surveillance for patients with clinical stage I nonseminomatous testicular germ cell tumors World Journal of Urology, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 High hospital and surgeon volume and its impact on overall survival after radical cystectomy among patients with bladder cancer in Quebec World Journal of Urology, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Pregnancy outcome and long-term follow-up after in vitro fertilization in women with renal transplantation Human Reproduction, December 18, 2014

15 Distal hypospadias repair in infants without a postoperative stent Pediatric Surgery International, December 18, 2014    Review Article

16 Suicide attempt by self-stabbing of the bladder: a case report Full Text Journal of Medical Case Reports, December 18, 2014

17 Urinary cytokines in patients treated with intravesical mitomycin-C with and without hyperthermia World Journal of Urology, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Vascular theory of the formation of Randall plaques Urolithiasis, December 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 New potential solutions for the chemolysis of urinary phosphate calculi determined by an in vitro study Urolithiasis, December 18, 2014

20 Molecular markers for bladder cancer screening, early diagnosis, and surveillance: The WHO/ICUD consensus Urologia Internationalis, December 18, 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.

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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