The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

PRIORITY PRESS - 107th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

Examining New Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder Syndrome

Atlanta, Georgia / May 19-24, 2012

Atlanta - Overactive bladder (OAB) has a negative impact on health-related quality of life for millions of people. The OAB symptom complex includes urgency, frequency and nocturia, and a third of patients with OAB are incontinent. It may...

PRIORITY PRESS - 27th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology (EAU)

Treating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Paris, France / February 24-28, 2012

Paris - Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) are common in middle-aged or older men. Agents that inhibit α1-adrenoceptors (α-blockers) are the therapy of choice recommended by...

PRIORITY PRESS - 17th International Meeting of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology

Emerging Therapies for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Milan, Italy / September 11-14, 2011

Chief Medical Editor: Dr. Léna Coïc, Montréal, Quebec Generally, platinum sensitivity refers to a platinum-free interval (PFI) >12 months. However, that definition does not address a substantial proportion of patients...

PRIORITY PRESS - 66th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Urological Association / First CUA Primary Care Meeting

Urological Issues in Aging Patients

Montreal, Québec / June 18-21, 2011

Chief Medical Editor: Dr. Léna Coïc, Montreal, Québec Incontinence Management Urinary incontinence may result from bladder overactivity and/or dysfunction or weakening of the urinary sphincter or pelvic floor muscles...

PRIORITY PRESS - 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

New Directions in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Management

Chicago, Illinois / June 3-7, 2011

Chief Medical Editor: Dr. Léna Coïc, Montréal, Québec Data from 5 phase III studies for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) were presented during the 2011 ASCO annual meeting. Some...

PRIORITY PRESS - 112th Annual Digestive Disease Week

Colon Cancer Prevention: From Prophylaxis in UC Patients to Adequate Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy

Chicago, Illinois / May 7-10, 2011

Chicago - New data are providing guidance for further improving already important strategies for the prevention of colorectal cancer. As demonstrated here at DDW, in one series of studies, the effort to isolate a therapeutic mechanism which...

PRIORITY PRESS - 26th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology

Emerging Clarity in the Identification and Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Men

Vienna, Austria / March 18-22, 2011

Vienna - Antimuscarinic agents are first-line therapy for overactive bladder (OAB) based on results of multiple controlled studies, but the challenge in men has been differentiating OAB from other forms of lower urinary tract symptoms...

PRIORITY PRESS - 26th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology

Importance of Rapid and Profound Suppression of Hormone Levels in Prostate Cancer Now Supported by PSA Progression-free Survival

Vienna, Austria / March 18-22, 2011

Vienna - Newly released data from an ongoing extension study demonstrate outcome advantages for an antagonist relative to an agonist of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) for prostate cancer. Specifically, patients switched to an...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint Based on the following articles: BJU Int 15 Oct 2010;Epub ahead of print, J Sex Med 2010;7(11):3725-35.

Canadian Data on Mild Erectile Dysfunction: Often an Early Sign of Vascular Disease

November 2010

INTRODUCTION Erectile dysfunction (ED) is both a common source of diminished quality of life (QoL) and a signal for potential serious underlying pathologies. Of these, impairment in blood flow secondary to progressive vascular disease is...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - International Continence Society / International Urogynecological Association (ICS/IUGA)

Antimuscarinic Efficacy and Predictability in Overactive Bladder

Toronto, Ontario / August 23-27, 2010

Toronto - Symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), which include urgency with or without incontinence, increased daytime frequency and nocturia, are very distressing. They affect quality of life and the ability to engage in physical...

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