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

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PSA Study: Markers for Prostate Cancer: What’s New

New findings are improving the screening procedures for prostate cancer. This article is based upon a State-of-the-Art Presentation given by Dr. Catalona at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting this May. The genetics revolution will change the way prostate cancer…

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Nerve-sparing RRP Preserves Potency and Continence

Nerve-sparing RRP (radical prostatectomy) can result in preserving potency and continence with a low complication rate. Complications can be reduced with increasing surgeon experience. The June 19 Wall Street Journal contained an article on nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Information included six…

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Key to High Cure Rate Is Early Diagnosis

“We should be able to cure 90% of prostate cancer with early detection and appropriate treatment recommendations.” The key to good results in treating localized prostate cancer is to make the diagnosis as early as possible. Now, at least 80%…

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Early Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer

Different treatment options allow for more success in early treatment of localized prostate cancer. “Watchful Waiting” The most conservative, least invasive treatment for prostate cancer is so-called “watchful waiting,” which also includes dietary therapy. Watchful waiting is only safe for…

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Solving the Prostate Cancer Puzzle

If you have a jigsaw puzzle and it’s totally disassembled and someone hands you a piece and it’s blue, the most difficult task is to figure out where that first piece goes. Then, every piece you put in gets easier…

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