R. J. Babaian

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PURPOSE We provide current information on the use of PSA testing for the evaluation of men at risk for prostate cancer, and the risks and benefits of early detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS The report is a summary of the American Urological Association PSA Best Practice Policy 2009. The summary statement is based on a review of the current professional(More)
BACKGROUND Updated National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines for the use of tumor markers in the clinic have been developed. METHODS Published reports relevant to use of tumor markers for 5 cancer sites--testicular, prostate, colorectal, breast, and ovarian--were critically reviewed. RESULTS For testicular(More)
HIGHLIGHTS • AUA Practice Guidelines Committee and Board of Directors consensus opinion is Primary cryosurgery is an option for clinically organ-confined prostate cancer of any grade with a negative metastatic evaluation Salvage cryosurgery can be considered as a treatment option for men who failed radiation therapy • HRQL – Cryosurgery (compared to(More)
PURPOSE Prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) has shown promise as a molecular marker in prostate cancer detection. We assessed the association of urinary PCA3 score with prostatectomy tumor volume and other clinical and pathological features. MATERIALS AND METHODS Urine specimens were collected after digital rectal examination from 59 men scheduled for prostate(More)
PURPOSE We determine the effect of clinical and pathological variables on the outcome of patients with prostate cancer of Gleason scores 8 or greater treated with radical prostatectomy alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between April 1987 and October 1998, 1,199 patients underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy. We identified 188 patients assigned a Gleason(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the hypothesis that circulating tumor cells as determined using the CellSearch System would correlate with tumor volume, pathological stage and Gleason score in men with localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Samples of blood (30 ml) were drawn from 97 men with localized prostate cancer before radical prostatectomy, on(More)
In the last several years, attention has been focused on comparing the Western diet, which is rich in fat, protein, and refined carbohydrates, with the Asian diet, which is rich in phytoestrogens, as a possible explanation for the contrasting rates of clinically relevant prostate cancer. Phytoestrogens, plant-derived nutrients, include several isoflavones,(More)
PURPOSE This study assessed the short-term and long-term efficacy of a presurgical stress management intervention at reducing mood disturbance and improving quality of life (QOL) in men undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred fifty-nine men were randomly assigned to a two-session (plus two boosters)(More)
Adult Wilms' tumor, unlike that of childhood, is a rare disease. A total of 167 cases have been reported in the world medical literature. However, there is controversy as to whether all of these are indeed truly nephroblastomas or in actuality represent sarcomatoid renal carcinomas. The pathologic hallmarks of this neoplasms are distinctive and it is(More)
PURPOSE The 3 tumor locations unsampled by conventional sextant biopsies that have been identified on composite 3-dimensional reconstruction of 180 radical prostatectomy specimens are the anterior transition zone, midline peripheral zone and inferior portions of the anterior horn in the peripheral zone. We evaluated an 11-core multisite directed biopsy(More)