Indication and demand for genetic testing have increased in recent years, with tests becoming more readily available and affordable, says a leading oncologist at ESMO Asia 2017, highlighting that appreciation of ethical, social, and legal implications of testing and proper test interpretation are important for optimal patient management.
Increasing daily water intake by 1.5 L can half the risk of recurrent acute uncomplicated cystitis (rAUC) in women, suggests a study presented at the recent Infectious Disease Week (IDWeek) in San Diego, California, US.
Patients who underwent intrafascial nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (NSRP) had better functional (ie, urinary continence and erectile function) and oncologic outcomes (ie, cancer control) compared with those who had interfascial NSRP, according to a meta-analysis.
Urology specialists from Queen Mary Hospital have analyzed in a retrospective cohort study six existing active surveillance protocols aiming to monitor clinically insignificant prostate cancer until disease progression.
A systematic literature review reveals that evidence of associations between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and diet, fluid intake and caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco use is limited and mostly observational.
Nocturia is the most common lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS) among older men in Hong Kong that prompts consultation at a urology clinic, according to a regional survey that included 15 urology centres across Southeast Asia.
Evacuation proctography, magnetic resonance imaging, and transperineal and endovaginal ultrasonography demonstrate similar diagnostic test accuracy for posterior pelvic floor disorders in women with obstructed defecation syndrome, a recent study has shown.
Despite being common, less than half of Singaporean women have sought medical attention for urinary incontinence for fear of surgery, embarrassment and other misconceptions, a new study from Singapore has found
Combining androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) with dose-escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) without elective pelvic nodal irradiation resulted in improved biochemical failure-free survival (BCFFS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in high-risk localized prostate cancer, according to a study.
The administration of the antimuscarinic drug solifenacin decreased urination urgency and nocturia regardless of timing of intake, improving sleep disruption in patients with overactive bladder (OAB), according to a new study.
According to the Singapore National Registry of Diseases Office (NRDO), prostate cancer is the third most common cancer and the sixth most common cause of cancer-related deaths affecting men in Singapore. Dr Daniel Tan, radiation oncologist and medical director of Asian American Radiation Oncology at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the importance of early detection of prostate cancer and the challenges associated with diagnosing and treating this condition.
Physiotherapy and behaviour therapy appear to be effective interventions in females with overactive bladder syndrome, with those who have had no previous exposure to the treatments benefitting from post-therapy effects, a recent study has shown.
New data from the phase III METEOR trial (Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Phase III Study Evaluating Cabozantinib vs Everolimus) provide compelling evidence for the efficacy of cabozantinib in patients with advanced clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who progressed after first-line VEGF receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy.