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

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Reports From Dr. Catalona’s Follow-Up Studies | 2003

Each year, Dr. Catalona and his research collaborators deliver their research findings at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Although the information is technical, we feel that Quest readers would like to be familiar with the direction…

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Postoperative Treatment After A Radical Prostatectomy

Doctors and patients alike hope that removing the prostate, a radical prostatectomy (RP), will be a successful, life-long treatment for prostate cancer. Still, patients need to be informed of recommended further testing after the surgery and preventative postoperative treatments connected…

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Proscar Is In the News: Dr. Catalona Responds

RISK USING PROSCAR OR PROPECIA Q: What information do you have regarding the increased risk of high grade prostate cancer when taking Proscar or Propecia (finasteride)? A: Proscar is in the family of drugs commonly used to treat or prevent…

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Blood and Tissue Samples

Why They Are So Important to Dr. Catalona Blood and tissue samples from patients serve at least two purposes. One is to help with the diagnosis and treatment for a particular patient. The PSA test (from a blood sample) and…

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PIN and Prostate Cancer: New Studies Show Less Risk

PIN (prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia), a microscopic finding reported in 5% to 10% of prostate biopsies, has been regarded as a red flag suggesting the possible presence of cancer. However, in recent years, some research groups have found that men who…

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