QUEST informs readers of the latest advances in urologic prostate cancer research, especially detection, prevention, and treatment.

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Dear QUEST Readers,: A Message From Dr. Catalona

During 2014, my colleagues and I have worked enthusiastically to maintain our highly collaborative prostate cancer research program that involves research collaborators from across the country and around the world. Some of our past accomplishments and new initiatives have been…

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A Novel Approach to Catheter Care

Post-surgical catheters are an annoying but temporary necessity. A patient shared an innovative technique for keeping his catheter in place during a post- operative visit with Dr. Catalona that I observed. The patient was very active professionally and recreationally. He…

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Men's Health Q&A: Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Dr. Gonzalez is a Professor of Urology at Northwestern University, Director of Genitourinary Reconstruction, and Director of Surgery for Surgical Services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Betsy Haberl is the editor of QUEST. BH: What types of conditions do you treat…

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Obesity and Prostate Cancer

Obesity is increasingly common in the U.S. It is associated with hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease and worse survival rates for many cancers. Obesity Increases the Risk of High-Grade Prostate Cancer New research led by Adriana Vidal, PhD, supports the…

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Aspirin May Lower the Risk of Prostate Cancer

A new study found that the use of aspirin and/or other nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Researchers followed 6,390 men who had a PSA of 2.5-10 ng/mL and a negative biopsy…

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SPORE: Making Strides in Prostate Cancer Research

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) are an integral part of the National Cancer Institute’s efforts to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary cancer research. The prestigious SPORE grants fund projects that will result in new and diverse approaches to the prevention,…

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