Innovative Procedure Combining MRI and Ultrasound Can Accurately Diagnose Prostate Cancer

New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it’s prostate cancer. Using specialized equipment needed, physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center began using the fusion biopsy procedure about…

Bacteremia Often Caused by TURP

Asymptomatic bacteremia is commonly caused by transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and occurs despite prophylaxis, researchers concluded. The findings challenge a common held view that urine is the primary source of bacteremia in TURP-associated sepsis and raise the possibility of occult prostatic infection as a cause of bacteraemia, according to Amar Raj Mohee, MBChB,…

Visceral Fat Predicts Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Prostate cancer patients with greater visceral fat volume and density are less likely to experience biochemical recurrence of their cancer following surgery or radiation therapy, researchers reported at the Canadian Urological Association 2016 annual meeting in Vancouver. Daniel Taussky, MD, and colleagues at Université de Montréal, Québec, randomly selected 201 patients treated with radical prostatectomy…