M Mendel Shemtov

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PURPOSE We performed a retrospective cohort study using propensity score analysis to calculate long-term survival in patients with prostate cancer with Gleason score 8 or greater who were treated with conservative therapy, radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1997, 3,159 patients in(More)
Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is an effective treatment for superficial bladder cancer. However, its mechanism has been only partially elucidated. We studied whether LAK cell killing of human bladder cancer cells occurs via apoptosis (programmed cell death) or necrosis. Fluorescent dye labeled T24 cells were observed to undergo morphologic(More)
BACKGROUND A correlation between prostate specific antigen (PSA) level and positive prostate biopsy rate was established in an era when biopsy practice patterns were different from what they are today. We evaluated if changes in biopsy practice patterns have affected the ability of PSA to predict cancer detection on prostate biopsy in the current era. (More)
Permanent implantation of I-125 and Pd-103 seeds is one of the widely used treatment options for the early stage prostate cancer with minimum normal tissue complications and long-term local control of the tumor. This is possible because of several technological advances made in the past decade to better understand the procedural aspects of implantations(More)
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