Urology

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.

102nd Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

Managing the Prostate Triad of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Overactive Bladder and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Anaheim, California / May 19-24, 2007

Anaheim - The prevalence and incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men increase as men surpass 40 years of age. The burden and impact of LUTS will increase dramatically over the next 50 years, owing to demographic factors that...

102nd Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

Reducing Prostate Cancer Risk and Improving Prostate Health: More Lessons from the PCPT

Anaheim, California / May 19-24, 2007

Anaheim – In 1985, before the era of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, men had a 9% lifetime risk of a prostate cancer diagnosis. The advent and widespread use of screening tests for PSA revealed the true magnitude and impact of...

22nd Annual European Association of Urology Congress

New Trends in Preserving Prostate Health

Berlin, Germany / March 21-24, 2007

Berlin - Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) affects more than 13% of men over 50 years of age. Malignant processes are also highly prevalent although not all prostate cancers are aggressive; in fact, many patients with prostate cancer die...

22nd European Association of Urology Annual Congress

Targeted Therapy in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma: Extending Patients’ Lives

Berlin, Germany / March 21-24, 2007

Berlin - A better understanding of the pathological processes implicated in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has enabled the development of targeted therapies. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) represent a particularly promising class of...

22nd Congress of the European Association of Urology

Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Targeting Urgency Key to Patient Perception of Treatment Benefit

Berlin, Germany / March 21-24, 2007

Berlin - Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is defined as urgency with or without incontinence, usually accompanied by frequency and nocturia. Urgency has been identified as the most bothersome of the OAB symptom constellation and patient...

2nd CSSAM / ISSAM North American Congress on the Aging Male

Enduring Implications of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial

Montreal, Quebec / February 8-10, 2007

Montreal - Given its ubiquitous but typically slow-growing nature, prostate cancer is considered an appropriate target for chemoprevention. The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) confirmed the efficacy of the 5-alpha reductase...

9th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine

Penile Rehabilitation Following Radical Prostatectomy

Vienna, Austria / December 3-6, 2006

INTRODUCTION The increasing application of prostate-specific antigen screening and other innovative techniques for the early detection of prostate cancer has led to a significantly growing number of younger patients being diagnosed with...

28th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie

Issues in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention

Cape Town, South Africa / November 12-16, 2006

Cape Town - There is an increasing prevalence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with advancing age. According to the American Urological Association, approximately 50% of men aged 51 to 60 are affected. The aging male population is also...

28th Congress of the Société internationale d’urologie

Optimizing Prostate Health Through Disease Risk Reduction

Cape Town, South Africa / November 12-16, 2006

Cape Town - The prevalence of age-related diseases including bening prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer continues to rise. The focus of this symposium was current evidence on dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in prostate disease and the...

Urology Update 2006

Prostate Health: Early Intervention and Prevention in Older Men

Toronto, Ontario / November 3-4, 2006

Toronto - Men’s health is an emerging issue and strategies are required to reduce the risk of common medical sequelae that affect the elderly male population. Mild symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be managed with lifestyle...

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