Young Deuk Choi

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The role of the da Vinci robot is being defined in minimally invasive urologic surgery. Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (rLRP) has emerged as a feasible treatment option for patients with organ-confined prostate cancer. We performed the first four rLRPs on four prostate cancer patients in the Republic of Korea. This is a report of its(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the recent changes in the clinicopathologic features of prostate cancer in Korea and to compare these features with those of Western populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data of 1582 men undergoing radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer between 1995 and(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared contemporary active surveillance protocols based on pathological outcomes in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy. METHODS We identified the experimental cohort from prostate cancer patients who underwent radical prostatectomy between 2001 and 2011, and who met the inclusion criteria of five published active surveillance(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to set guidelines for the management of renal angiomyolipoma (AML), clinical prognosis according to tumor size, in association with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), multiplicity, radiographic finding, and treatment modality. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 1998 and October 2008, 129 out of 254 patients with AML(More)
The stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/CXCR4 axis is associated with tumor aggressiveness and metastasis in prostate cancer. The present study aimed to explore the potential therapeutic effects of a CXCR4 antagonist in prostate cancer. The effect of SDF‑1 and a CXCR4‑specific antagonist, AMD3100, on human prostate cancer PC-3 cell proliferation and protein(More)
PURPOSE To develop a reliable prognostic model for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) based on features readily available in common clinical settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 197 patients with RCC who underwent nephrectomy and immunotherapy from 1995 to 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. Their mean age was 55.1+/-11.8 yrs (24-83(More)
PURPOSE Due to the availability of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, the detection rate of insignificant prostate cancer (IPC) is increasing. To ensure better treatment decisions, we developed a nomogram to predict the probability of IPC. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 1,471 patients who were treated at multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Early detection of renal cell carcinoma using serum/plasma biomarkers remains challenging. To validate clinical performance of potential candidate markers for kidney tumors, three-marker assay composed of nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT), L-plastin (LCP1), and nonmetastatic cells 1 protein (NM23A) was evaluated. METHODS Patients with(More)
PURPOSE Experimental studies have suggested that the stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/CXCR4 axis is associated with tumor aggressiveness and metastasis in several malignancies. We performed a meta-analysis to elucidate the relationship between CXCR4 expression and the clinicopathological features of prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were(More)
We evaluated the correlations between BMI, fasting glucose, insulin, testosterone level, insulin resistance, and prostate size in non-diabetic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients with normal testosterone levels. Data from 212 non-diabetic BPH patients with normal testosterone levels, who underwent transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) due(More)