AUA annual meeting abstracts now on line

For those interested in combing through the abstracts of presentations and posters at this year’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), to be held in San Diego on May 6 through May 10, those abstracts are now up on line.

What’s being presented at the AUA in May: Part VI

There are five sessions on prostate cancer detection and screening at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) this year that include 92 presentations and posters. For each session we have tried to identify at least one of the more interesting posters from the data to be presented. … READ MORE …

What’s being presented at the AUA in May: Part IV

There are numerous sessions at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association that focus on basic research and technical topics. A few of our readers may be interested in a very few of these presentations and posters, but the vast majority of these presentations and posters are about very early stage scientific research. … READ MORE …

Abstracts of papers to be presented at AUA annual meeting

For those who are interested in doing their own “hunting” for new data being presented at the upcoming meeting of the American Urological Association (in May), the abstracts of papers to be presented at that meeting are now available on line in the Journal of Urology, and should soon be openly available in a searchable format on the meeting web site. … READ MORE …

AUA issues full, formal comments on USPSTF draft recommendation

On November 8, the American Urological Asociation (AUA) issued its full, formal comment letter on the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)’s draft recommendation of a “D” grade for the use of PSA screening in healthy men with no symptoms of prostate cancer. The AUA also issued a formal statement for the media.

“Take home” messages about localized prostate cancer from the AUA annual meeting

An article by Crawford and Arangua on page 3 of the June issue of AUA News provides a series of “take home messages” for attendees of the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Washington, DC, last month. … READ MORE …

The new AUA guidance on PSA testing: a critical analysis

So now that the stream of data from the American Urology Association annual meeting appears to have run its course, we thought this might be an opportune moment to look very carefully at the new “best practice statement” on PSA testing issued at the meeting, with a particular focus on the use of PSA testing in assessing risk and the need for a prostate biopsy. … READ MORE …