Men's Health

Teamwork essential if oral PCa agents are used in office setting"The nurse practitioner, nurse, and other ancillary providers who make up the urology team are an essential and valuable asset in the consideration of adding oral androgen receptor inhibitors into the office setting," writes Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN.
HPV infection in men: Prevalence and vaccination coverage
Surveillance rarely used in stage 1, 2 prostate CaWhile close to 90% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1998 and 2012 had stage 1 and stage 2 disease, more than 90% underwent surgery or radiation to treat the cancer, according to a study presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, FL.
Embolization for BPH shows long-term safety, efficacyFindings of a retrospective study including 1,000 men with follow-up ranging to 8 years demonstrate the long-term safety and efficacy of prostatic artery embolization for relieving lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to BPH, researchers reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual scientific meeting in Washington.
Why is AS for prostate Ca not used more?"As a urologic community, we should promote the use of AS for favorable-risk disease to reduce the downstream harms of screening while preserving the benefits of early detection for life-threatening cases," writes Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc.
RRP plus castration linked to improved survival“We believe that aggressive loco-regional resection may be worth considering in well-selected patients as a part of a multimodal approach in the management of men with node-positive prostate cancer,” says study author Bimal Bhindi, MD.
Cryo most cost-effective fertility preservation strategyCryopreservation is far more cost-effective than post-treatment surgical sperm extraction and assisted reproductive technology for men with testis cancer who desire fertility preservation, new data show.
Online information linked to PCa treatment regretMen who use the Internet as their primary source for prostate cancer treatment decision-making are more likely to regret those decisions a year after treatment than those whose primary sources of information are radiation oncologists or urologists.
Study: Consumer ads prompt men to seek TRTFindings of an ecologic study indicate that direct-to-consumer advertising for testosterone therapy influenced men to seek treatment and was accompanied by increased testosterone prescribing, including initiation in men without clear indications for use.
5-ARIs linked to increased risk of self-harm, depressionUse of 5α-reductase inhibitors for the treatment of BPH appears to be associated with increased risks of self-harm and depression, according to a population-based, retrospective, matched cohort study of men in Canada.