New & Noteworthy


July 23, 2013

Initiatives aimed at discouraging clinicians from performing inappropriate imaging in men with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancers can dramatically lower testing rates, a study in Sweden found. Co-author Danil V. Makarov, MD, is interviewed about the study.


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July 23, 2013

A Swedish initiative to spur appropriate imaging use in prostate cancer by providing utilization data and guidelines to clinicians caused the rate of inappropriate scans for low-risk patients to nose-dive, according to a study published online July 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Danil V. Makarov, MD, is interviewed about the study.


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July 18, 2013

A recent study suggests that the decision to treat prostate cancer might need to be reexamined. Stacy Loeb, MD, is quoted.


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June 21, 2013

Many inner-city men don't understand basic terms having to do with the prostate, according to a new survey, which could make it difficult for them to decide on treatment options for related cancers. Stacey Loeb, MD, comments on the study.


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June 20, 2013

A systematic review of complications after prostate biopsy shows that infections are becoming more common. This is largely due to increased antibiotic resistance in the community, said study leader Stacy Loeb, MD. The findings underscore the importance of antibiotic prophylaxis before the procedure.


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