In Asian patients with localized prostate cancer, high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy following an external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) achieves effective disease control while minimizing toxicity, a recent Singapore study has shown.
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.
Treatment with fesoterodine shows efficacy in patients with nocturnal urgency secondary to overactive bladder syndrome and low nocturnal bladder capacity with a mismatch between nocturnal urine production and bladder capacity, reports a recent study.
The 5-year survival rates for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers vary greatly according to age and race, with Caucasians and younger patients tending to have better survival, according to a recent US study.
High-grade serous carcinomas (HGSCs) of the pelvis, whether associated with serous tubal intra-epithelial carcinoma lesions or not, appear to have shared biologic origin in the distal fallopian tube, according to a recent study.
The use of oral androgen receptor inhibitor enzalutamide may benefit chemotherapy-naïve patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and low baseline prostate specific antigen irrespective of disease burden, signifying that targeting the androgen receptor signalling pathway is a therapeutic option in similar patients, suggests a recent study.