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PURPOSE Viable seminoma encountered at post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for pure testicular seminoma is rare due to the chemosensitivity of this germ cell tumor. In this study we define the natural history of viable seminoma at post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Indiana University(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare clinicopathologic features and survival outcomes for men 50 years of age in relation to other age groups stratified by race to further define prostate cancer (CaP) in young men. Controversy exists regarding the appropriate age to undergo CaP screening, outcomes for early intervention, and whether there is unique age-associated tumor(More)
UNLABELLED Study Type--Therapy (outcomes research) Level of Evidence 2c. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? While epidemiological studies have shown a significantly lower incidence of adenocarcinoma of the prostate in Asia than the United States, several studies have demonstrated that Asian Americans present with more advanced stages,(More)
PURPOSE Prevalent gene fusions in prostate cancer involve androgen-regulated promoters (primarily TMPRSS2) and ETS transcription factors (predominantly ETS-regulated gene (ERG)], which result in tumor selective overexpression of ERG in two thirds of patients. Because diverse genomic fusion events lead to ERG overexpression in prostate cancer, we reasoned(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify racial and demographic factors that influence treatment choice and its resulting impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for prostate cancer patients. METHODS Patients presenting to an equal access, military, multidisciplinary prostate cancer clinic composed the study group. The Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite(More)
PURPOSE Currently there is a lack of consensus on screening recommendations for prostate cancer with minimal guidance on the cessation of screening in older men. We defined the clinicopathological features and outcomes for men 70 years old or older who were diagnosed with prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Center for Prostate Disease Research(More)
Dyslipidemia and prostate cancer are two of the most common medical conditions affecting adult males in the USA. In recent years, a large volume of research has focused on investigating the relationship between these two disease processes as well as the effect of the cholesterol-lowering medications, such as 3-hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase(More)
OBJECTIVE Computed tomography and chest radiographs provide the standard imaging for staging, treatment, and surveillance of testicular germ cell neoplasms. Positron emission tomography has recently been utilized for staging, but is somewhat limited in its ability to provide anatomic localization. Fusion imaging combines the metabolic information provided(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) represents one of the most common and potentially devastating complications of urologic surgery. With VTE's rapid onset of symptoms, association with a precipitous clinical course, and high mortality rate, all urologists should be well versed in appropriate prophylaxis, prompt diagnosis, and expeditious treatment. A MEDLINE(R)(More)
Testicular germ cell tumors represent a biologically unique disease process. These tumors are exquisitely sensitive to platinum-based chemotherapy, can be cured with surgical metastasectomy, and are known for the integration of biologic markers to stage and assign risk. Exploring further biologic markers that offer insight into the molecular mechanisms that(More)