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

Use of 3D virtual reality models in planning robotic prostatectomy

Before performing complex operations such as robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, surgeons review 2-dimensional MRI cross-sectional images to understand 3-dimentional (3D) patient-specific anatomy. This study utilized 3D virtual reality models for operative planning. Three-dimensional virtual reality planning supplemented information from MRI and…

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Dear Readers of Quest,

Dear Readers of Quest, As my wife, Jan, and I ring out the tempestuous 2022 and, hopefully, ring in a more peaceful, joyous, and prosperous year to come, I wish to express my deepest and sincerest appreciation for wonderful support…

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BRCA Research & Cure Alliance

BRCA Carriers More Likely to Develop Prostate Cancer New Foundation Launched to Discover Better Ways to Prevent, Detect, and Treat BRCA Related Cancers BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that produce proteins that help repair damaged DNA. Everyone has two copies…

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Rethinking daily aspirin…

Dr. Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, MS writes for JAMA (April 26, 2022) that it may be time to rethink the approach that had been accepted over the past decades of relying on aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease…

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Dr. Catalona installed as president of AAGUS

The American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons is the oldest professional society in organized urology, being founded in 1886. Dr. Catalona is a past recipient of its honorary Barringer and Keys medals. He presented a research paper on prostate cancer genetics, moderated a…

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James Rothkopf

This issue of Quest features our Secretary-Treasurer, Jim Rothkopf, who has lived on the East Coast his entire life. Born in Brooklyn, he attended New York University for his undergraduate degree and received his M.B.A. degree from the American University…

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