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New Prostate Biopsy Procedure Reduces Risk, Improves Accuracy

April 25, 2023

New UC San Diego Health transperineal prostate biopsy procedure now offered in clinic setting.

Renowned Surgeon Christopher J. Kane Named to Joseph D. Schmidt, MD Presidential Chair in Urology

November 16, 2015

Christopher J. Kane, M.D., a renowned specialist in prostate cancer and an expert in robotic and other minimally invasive procedures for urologic surgery at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Joseph D. Schmidt, MD Presidential Chair in Urology in the School of…

New Technology Illuminates Bladder Cancer Detection

March 28, 2023

New UC San Diego Health bladder cancer detection procedure uses blue light and imaging dye to make cancer cells glow pink in clinic and operating room settings.

Single-Site Laparoscopic Surgery Reduces Pain of Tumor Removal

September 27, 2012

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that recovery from an emerging, minimally invasive surgical technique called Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) was less painful for kidney cancer patients than traditional laparoscopic surgery.

Alternative Approach Uses Sound Waves to Treat Prostate Cancer

February 24, 2022

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in San Diego County to employ high-intensity, focused ultrasound (HIFU) for minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Improves with MRI Technology

August 12, 2014

Oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are the first in San Diego to meld MRI technology with a traditional ultrasound prostate exam to create a three-dimensional map of the prostate that allows physicians to view growths that were previously undetectable.

Study Shows Increased Prostate Cancer Risk from Vitamin E Supplements

October 18, 2011

Study Shows Increased Prostate Cancer Risk from Vitamin E Supplements Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons Men who took 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin E daily had more prostate cancers compared to men who took a placebo, according to an updated review of data from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer…

New Treatment for Urinary Tract Cancer Could Prevent Kidney Dialysis, Transplant

October 19, 2022

UC San Diego Health is now offering a new treatment for patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer that could safely avoid removal of the entire kidney, which may prevent the need for dialysis or kidney transplant in the future.

Genetic Test May Reduce Need for Repeat Biopsy for Prostate Cancer

July 17, 2012

…genetic test to predict a man’s risk for prostate cancer. Use of the test could reduce the need for repeat biopsies in men who have had a negative biopsy.

New Model for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Tested

April 27, 2016

Urologists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. The evidence-based approach uses best practices to appropriately select and follow patients to avoid disease overtreatment. Results of the three-year study are now…

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