Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

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Mount Sinai is the First Academic Center in Northeast Region to Teach Robotically Guided Aquablation Therapy for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

The Mount Sinai Hospital is the first academic center in the Northeast region to teach Aquablation® therapy—a robotically guided advanced new therapy and minimally invasive procedure used to treat enlarged prostates, a common condition technically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The teaching program is being led by Steven A. Kaplan, MD, Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of the Men’s Wellness Program, Mount Sinai Health System.

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Mount Sinai Experts Address the Biological Causes of Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer

African Americans have higher rates of prostate cancer and are more likely to die from the disease than other groups in the United States, likely due to socioeconomic factors, healthcare access problems, and tumor biology.

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Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Tuesday.

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple Performs 1000th HoLEP Procedure That Improves Men’s Quality of Life

In mid-October, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple conducted its 1000th holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a minimally invasive procedure that can address benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH can prevent the bladder from emptying properly and could lead to kidney damage or failure. It also impacts quality of life in about one third of men older than 50 years old.

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Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Regional Variation in Genomic Testing for Men with Prostate Cancer

In a new study by Yale Cancer Center, researchers found substantial regional variation in use of genomic testing for prostate cancer, raising questions about access and other factors that might promote rapid adoption of new cancer technologies.

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Protect Your Bladder: Quit Smoking

Your bladder probably isn’t your favorite topic of conversation, but knowing when to talk to your doctor about it is crucial to your health. If you experience frequent and/or painful urination, or you notice blood in your urine, telling your primary care provider is the first step to diagnosing a problem and finding the right care. More often than not, these symptoms are caused by non-life-threatening conditions like urinary tract infection, overactive bladder or, in men, an enlarged prostate. But they also could be symptoms of bladder cancer, the sixth most common form of cancer in the United States.

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Robotic surgery in the COVID-19 era: Urologists take on the challenges

Robotic surgery plays a major role in modern management of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and other conditions treated by urologists. But it also poses some special challenges as hospitals resume elective surgery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Problems and solutions facing urologic robotic surgery in the era of COVID-19 are reviewed in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Department of Defense awards Beaumont urology researchers $3.86 million

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $3.86 million grant to Beaumont researchers to develop a simple screening tool to speed diagnosis leading to new treatments for a chronic bladder condition, interstitial cystitis. Study participants are currently being recruited online in each of the 50 states with the support of a social media campaign lead by the Interstitial Cystitis Association. The effort aims to engage 3,000 IC patients and 1,000 non-IC individuals. To learn more, visit ICStudy.org

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Named One of the Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report for the 31st Year in a Row

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been recognized as the number two hospital for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Hospitals listing.
Since U.S. News & World Report established the prestigious rankings more than 30 years ago, MSK has earned either the first or second spot for best cancer care in the country each year.

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Baylor Scott & White Health Again Recognized as Most Awarded Not-for-profit Health System in Texas by U.S. News & World Report

In the midst of the extraordinary health challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor Scott & White Health remains committed to quality, safe care and helping Texas communities navigate the uncertainty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Today, this commitment to safety and quality is recognized as U.S. News & World Report releases its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list.

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SARS-CoV-2 is More Severe in Men, Emerging Data Suggests in New Review by Mount Sinai Researchers

Senior Author:  Ash Tewari, MBBS, MCh, Chair of the Department of Urology at the Mount Sinai Health System, Professor, Urology, Oncological

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Urologist Leads Collaborative Study on Fertility Counseling Prior to Chemotherapy

For younger cancer patients, fertility counseling at the time of cancer diagnosis is important for making family planning decisions. Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., a clinician and researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the lead author of a new collaborative study, “Evaluation of Reported Fertility Preservation Counseling Before Chemotherapy Using the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Survey,” published JAMA Network Open.

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A Different Chia-PET Provides Insight Into Prostate Cancer

DALLAS – July 6, 2020 – UT Southwestern researchers have identified vast webs of small snippets of the genome that interact with each other and with genes to promote prostate cancer. Their findings, published June 22 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to new ways to treat the most common type of malignancy in American men other than skin cancer.

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MSK Physician-Scientists Recognized with Top Honors by AACR, ASCO, and ASH Organizations

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces the following awards and honors to our staff, given by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) organizations.

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Why aren’t advanced bladder cancers being treated?

Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients with advanced bladder cancer, many don’t get it. The result, argues a team led by UC Davis Health urologists, is that the disease for many is still as deadly as it was 30 years ago.

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Hackensack University Medical Center Physicians Host Second Annual Evening on Urology Advances

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation held an event, Innovative Evening on Urology, to highlight advances and promising projects for the future in the field of urology. More than 200 guests — including physicians, Hackensack University Medical Center leaders, clinicians, vendors, and urology patients —attended the second annual fundraiser at the Edgewood Country Club. The event highlighted the Urology Department’s world-class team and groundbreaking technologies to raise critical philanthropic support for current research projects, educational programs, and innovative initiatives.

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