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


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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URF Participating in New Method of Drug Discovery

“Medicines will be based on genetic composition of patients.” William J. Catalona, MD At a recent board meeting of the Urological Research Foundation, Dr. Catalona told members that he is actively participating in new work which can greatly affect the…

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