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Urologic Oncology Archives

Prostate cancer screening recommendations altered for some older men

Apr. 20, 2017—A federal task force has changed its recommendation about prostate cancer screening for some older men. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men between the ages of 55 to 69 consult with their physicians about getting routine screening blood tests to detect prostate cancer.

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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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Urologic cancer studies point to need for referral education

May. 22, 2014—Women with blood in their urine (hematuria) were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new VUMC study.

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