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AUUA News & Announcements

AUA Speaks Out Against USPSTF's Opposition to Routine PSA Screenings
The American Urological Association (AUA) disputes the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's (USPSTF) recommendation against the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. According to AUA's President, Sushil S. Lacy, MD, "there is strong evidence that PSA testing saves lives," attributing the decrease in high-grade, metastatic disease to early diagnosis made possible by routine PSA screening.

Dr. Stern Lectures in Kyoto, Japan
Dr. Stern was invited as a Visiting Professor to Kyoto University in Japan to speak on the topic of robotic technology. Read about Jeff Stern’s presentation on robotic technology at the Kyoto University conference.

Medical News


Osteoporosis May Be Present Before Prostate Cancer ADT
Danish study reveals a 10% prevalence of osteoporosis among men due to start androgen-deprivation therapy.


Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery Improves Outcomes
It is associated with a decreased risk of disease progression compared with a wait-and-see approach.


Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery Improves Outcomes
It is associated with a decreased risk of disease progression compared with a wait-and-see approach.


MRI Improves Detection of Higher Risk Prostate Cancer
Magnetic resonance imaging can identify men more likely to harbor intermediate- and high-risk tumors.


Primary ADT Not Beneficial in Most Cases of Early Prostate Cancer
The treatment, however, is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality in men at high risk of disease progression.


Drug Makers Seek New Indication for Prostate Cancer Drug
Astellus Pharma and Medivation ask the FDA to approve enzalutamide as a treatment for advanced prostate cancer in chemotherapy-naïve men.


Study Supports Surgery for High-Risk Prostate Cancer
Radical prostatectomy is associated with excellent long-term overall and cancer-specific survival.


Cholesterol Compound Could Be Target in Prostate Cancer Therapy
Researchers found an unexpected, aberrant accumulation of esterified cholesterol in human PCa tissue.


Prostate Cancer Outcomes Worse with Watchful Waiting
At 18 years of follow-up, patients who underwent radical surgery had a decreased risk of cancer-related and all-cause mortality.


Bisphenol A May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk
Elevated urinary levels of the organic compound were found in men with prostate cancer than in those without it.

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Prostate Cancer

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da Vinci Robotic
Prostatectomy

The da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy represents the next revolution in surgery for prostate cancer. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, it allows the surgeon to remove the prostate using small incisions instead of the traditional large incision. For the patient, this typically means less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a quicker return to normal activities after the procedure.

da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy

Meet the Providers

Urology:

Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Aaron W. LaTowsky, MD

David J. Kaplan, MD

Chandan Kundavaram, MD

John Mai, MD

Paul M. Papoff, MD, FRCS(C)

Amy Schlaifer, MD

Urogynecology:

Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Keri Wong, MD

Gynecology:

Loren L. Faaborg, MD, FACOG

Advanced Practice Providers:

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C

Katie Gillies, MMS, PA-C

Madison Palmer, PA-C

Debbie Sullivan, PhD, RN, PA-C

Jamie Tumbleson, ANP


Areas of Expertise

Prostate Cancer
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
GreenLight Laser
Vasectomy
Incontinence
Female Vaginal Prolapse
Erectile Dysfunction
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

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