How am I meant to get THERE from HERE?

A new report just published on line in the Journal of Urology has shown that — at least in the state of North Carolina — distance from the nearest urologist affects prostate cancer risk category at diagnosis and may disproportionately impact black as opposed to white patients. … READ MORE …

Are US urologists really acceptant of active surveillance?

According to a new study published on line in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 370/425 urologists who responded to a recent survey felt that active surveillance was a reasonable management strategy and about 350/425 actually manage patients by using this approach. But … READ MORE …

Cancer management guidelines are exactly that — guidelines!

A new article in BJU International provides patients with some insight into just how closely members of the urology community tend to follow some of the guidelines issued by their professional organizations with regard to the management of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

PSA levels, prostate cancer risk, and diagnosis in the “real world”

For all of the academic literature and the recommendations of guideline-generating organizations on testing, diagnosis, and management of prostate cancer, urologists out in community practice may show considerable variation in their clinical practice patterns. … READ MORE …

AUA report and update no. 6: Monday, April 27, 2009

We learned a few other interesting tidbits during a variety of sessions and conversations today. … READ MORE …