Chodak on Urology

 
 
  • Canadians Advance Discussion Over PSA Screening   Dr Gerald Chodak goes beyond the headlines to examine the new Canadian guidelines for PSA screening.
  • Is MRI Useful in Guiding Prostate Biopsies?   Dr Gerald Chodak reviews a new study that compared the results of prostate biopsies guided by MRI with those using standard ultrasonography.
  • 'Samadi Challenge' Misaligns Women's Role in Prostate Cancer   A popular campaign encourages women to promote prostate cancer awareness among the men in their lives, but the details conflict with current guidelines about cancer screening.
  • Prostate Brachytherapy Has Good Long-term Outcomes   Dr Gerald Chodak reviews a new study reporting extremely favorable long-term outcomes with brachytherapy for prostate cancer, but as usual, there are important caveats.
  • Patients Should Be Warned of Testosterone Risks   Dr Gerald Chodak discusses an FDA panel's recommendation to change labels on testosterone-replacement products in order to discourage their use in 'low T' cases.
  • Should Higher Risk = Earlier Screening for Prostate Cancer?   Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses a new study that looked for the best way to screen for prostate cancer in African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer.
  • 'Fiasco' Over PSA Test Should Never Happen Again   It's all about the cost/benefit ratio in screening for prostate cancer, says Dr. Gerald Chodak, although many people continue to misunderstand the real numbers.
  • Prostate Cancer Survivors Need Well-Rounded Care   Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses a new report from the American Cancer Society that provides guidance on long-term care for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • Physician Approaches to Prostate Cancer Vary Widely   Dr. Gerald Chodak asks how clinicians can provide a more standardized approach to low-risk prostate cancer.
  • HIFU for Prostate Cancer: Efficacy Data 'Lacking'   Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses an FDA panel's recent recommendation against approving high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • USPSTF: Prostate Cancer Screening Gets a 'D'   Dr. Gerald Chodak reviews the final guidance from the US Preventive Services Task Force on prostate cancer screening.
  • How Much Does a Prostatectomy Cost?   A new study reveals a wide variation in hospital and physician charges for prostate cancer surgery, reports Dr. Gerald Chodak.
  • Urologists Face New Paradigm for Metastatic Prostate Cancer   New research is practice-changing for urologists treating patients with newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer, reports Dr. Gerald Chodak.
  • New Prostate Cancer Tests a 'Positive Work in Progress'   New tests discussed at the recent annual meeting of the American Urological Association may help men make better decisions regarding prostate cancer care, says Dr. Gerald Chodak.
  • Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer an 'Experimental Therapy'   Focal therapy for prostate cancer -- dubbed 'male lumpectomy' because it targets a lesion and not the whole prostate -- should undergo randomized trials first, argues Dr. Gerald Chodak.
  • Supplement Risks? Dr. Chodak Responds   Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses questions and concerns raised in his earlier commentary about potential risks associated with dietary supplements.
  • Prostatectomy 'Saves Lives'   Men younger than 65 years and those with intermediate-risk prostate cancer may benefit most from radical prostatectomy, reports Dr. Gerald Chodak.
  • Follow the 'Golden Rules' in Prostate Screening   Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses a recent article by Andrew Vickers and colleagues that could improve the benefit/harm ratio in screening for prostate cancer.
  • Supplement Risk Exposed by SELECT   A study that intended to test the protective benefits of selenium and vitamin E in prostate cancer instead has found increased risk. Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses the issues.
  • What to Expect From PC Treatment   In addition to issues with incontinence and erectile dysfunction, treatment of prostate cancer is associated with other complications, reports Dr. Gerald Chodak.
 
 
 
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