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Department of Urologic Surgery Archives

Dmochowski receives lifetime achievement award from SUFU

Mar. 10, 2016—The Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU), the premier specialty society for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, is awarding Vanderbilt’s Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery, with its SUFU Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Society of Urologic Oncology honors VUMC’s Smith

Dec. 10, 2015—The Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) is recognizing Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery, with the Huggins Medal, its highest honor, for his lifetime contributions to the progress in treatment for patients with genitourinary neoplasms, which are tumors or cancer of the reproductive organs and the urinary system.

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“Movember” activities help raise prostate cancer funds, awareness

Nov. 5, 2015—Beginning this week, Vanderbilt men will have a good excuse to ignore their razors and let their facial hair grow. November has been dubbed “Movember,” a time when men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.

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VU study to explore Accountable Care Organizations’ impact on cancer screenings

May. 28, 2015—As health care organizations implement new strategies to improve quality and reduce costs, a physician researcher at VUMC is setting out to identify whether there could be unintended effects.

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Study shows statin use improves renal cell cancer survival

Apr. 16, 2015—A new study led by Vanderbilt University investigators found that patients being treated with statins at the time of surgery for kidney cancer, also known as renal cell carcinoma, had improved overall survival and disease-specific survival.

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Dmochowski honored by American Board of Urology

Apr. 2, 2015—Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently elected a trustee of the American Board of Urology.

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VUMC’s Barocas named to Commission on Cancer

Mar. 12, 2015—Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently named a representative on the Commission on Cancer.

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Key to prostate cancer resistance

Oct. 29, 2014—A combination of two types of therapy may be more effective in treating castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Penson to lead Department of Urologic Surgery

Sep. 11, 2014—David Penson, M.D., the Paul V. Hamilton, M.D. and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology, will become chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Urologic Surgery, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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VU study tracks urinary incontinence therapy

Apr. 2, 2014—More than 15 million women in the United States are impacted by stress urinary incontinence (SUI) at a cost of nearly $20 billion a year to treat.

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New fluorescing agent shines light on bladder cancer cells

Feb. 28, 2013—Two urologic surgeons at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are among a leading group of cancer physicians using an innovative new imaging agent and blue light system to “light up” cancerous cells inside the bladder.

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Device helps ease child’s overactive bladder burden

Feb. 14, 2013—Until a year ago, Kate Lamons would slip into her mother’s classroom during school to change clothes, hopefully fast enough that she could return to her own class before anyone noticed that her clothes were wet from an overactive bladder.

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