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Roman Sosnowski, Marta Kulpa, Mariola Kosowicz, Fabrizio Presicce, Francesco Porpiglia, Andrea Tubaro, Cosimo De Nunzio, Tomasz Demkow
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of patients' expectations and quality of life in uro-oncology is considered an important outcome of treatment efficacy and satisfaction. Aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the most frequently adopted tools in uro-oncology to assess Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search until October 2015 was performed on MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, PubMed combining the following terms: "quality of life", "health related quality of life", "kidney cancer", "bladder cancer", "prostate cancer"...
September 28, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Amine Slaoui, Souhail Regragui, Abdelouahad Lasri, Tarik Karmouni, Khalid El Khader, Abdellatif Koutani, Ahmed Ibn Attya
BACKGROUND: Congenital malformations of the seminal vesicle are uncommon, and most of them are cystic malformations. If an insult occurs between the 4th and the 13 h gestational week, the embryogenesis of the kidney, ureter, seminal vesicle, and vas deferens could be altered. Cysts of the seminal vesicle may appear with a mass effect, dysuria, epididymitis, or obstruction of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Approximately two thirds of them are associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis, because both the ureteral buds and seminal vesicles originate from the mesonephric (Wolffian) duct...
2016: Basic and Clinical Andrology
Jae Young Joung, Jiwon Lim, Chang-Mo Oh, Kyu-Won Jung, Hyunsoon Cho, Sung Han Kim, Ho Kyung Seo, Weon Seo Park, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee, Young-Joo Won
Purpose: This descriptive study assessed the current trends in the incidence of urological cancers and patient survival in Korea. Materials and Methods: In this nationwide retrospective observational study based on the data from the Korea National Cancer Incidence Database (KNCIDB), this study analyzed the age-standardized incidence rates (ASRs) and annual percentage changes (APCs) of kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular, and penile cancers as well as cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter between 1999 and 2012...
September 23, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Peng Wu, Ziyi Cao, Song Wu
Urological cancers consist of bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis cancers and they are generally silenced at their early stage, which leads to the loss of the best opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment. Desired biomarkers are scarce for urological cancers and current biomarkers are lack of specificity and sensitivity. Epigenetic alterations are characteristic of nearly all kinds of human malignances including DNA methylation, histone modification, and miRNA regulation. Besides, the detection of these epigenetic conditions is easily accessible especially for urine, best target for monitoring the diseases of urinary system...
2016: Disease Markers
Michael E Hurwitz, Joseph Sokhn, Daniel P Petrylak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last 10 years, harnessing of the immune system to attack tumors has been one of the major breakthroughs in cancer, primarily through the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). This review will summarize current immune treatments in urologic malignancies and ongoing trials with novel combinations and in different disease settings. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with urologic malignancies such as kidney and bladder cancer have benefited significantly from these advances with the approval of ICIs in both of these diseases...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
Wojciech Krajewski, Mateusz Dzięgała, Anna Kołodziej, Janusz Dembowski, Romuald Zdrojowy
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D controls calcium and phosphate homeostasis. Additionally, it has been proven that vitamin D is an important modulator of cellular differentiation and proliferation in a number of normal and malignant cells. Vitamin D can regulate proliferation, apoptosis, and cell adhesion at the tumor cell level. It also modifies tumor angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis and also decreases oxidative DNA damage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Medline and Web of Science databases were searched without time limit on October 2015 using the terms 'vitamin D' in conjunction with 'kidney cancer', 'bladder cancer', 'prostate cancer', and 'testis cancer'...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
N Rioux-Leclercq, E Comperat, S-F Kammerer-Jacquet, P Camparo, G Fromont
INTRODUCTION: The ISUP (International Society of Urological Pathology) Consensus Conferences between 2012 and 2015 made recommendations regarding the classification, staging, prognostic factors of adult tumors from kidney, prostate, bladder and testis. The main points of these recommendations are highlighted in this article. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This article is based on a systematic literature search by using different keywords "cancer, kidney, prostate, bladder, testis, pathology, classification" from Pubmed database...
June 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Rashid Khalid Sayyid, Neil Eric Fleshner
Metformin is one of the most commonly used drugs worldwide. It is currently considered first-line pharmacological agent for management of diabetes mellitus type 2. Recent studies have suggested that metformin may have further benefits, especially in the field of urologic oncology. Use of metformin has been shown to be associated with decreased incidence and improved outcomes of prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer. These studies suggest that metformin does have a future role in the prevention and management of urologic malignancies...
May 2016: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Tomasz Golabek, Jakub Bukowczan, Robert Sobczynski, Jaroslaw Leszczyszyn, Piotr L Chlosta
Prostate, bladder and kidney cancers remain the most common urological malignancies worldwide, and the prevention and treatment of these diseases pose a challenge to clinicians. In recent decades, many studies have been conducted to assess the association between supplementation with selected vitamins and elements and urinary tract tumour initiation and development. Here, we review the relationship between vitamins A, B, D, and E, in addition to calcium, selenium, and zinc, and the risk of developing prostate, kidney and bladder cancer...
April 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
J Todd Purves, Francis Monty Hughes
Inflammasomes are supramolecular structures that sense molecular patterns from pathogenic organisms or damaged cells and trigger an innate immune response, most commonly through production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1β and IL-18, but also through less understood mechanisms independent of these cytokines. Great strides have been made in understanding these structures and their dysfunction in various inflammatory diseases, lending new insights into urological and renal problems. From a clinical perspective, benign urinary pathology almost universally involves the inflammatory process and understanding how inflammasomes translate etiological conditions (diabetes, obstruction, stones, UTIs, etc...
May 11, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Xiaoyu Dai, Xiangming Fang, Ying Ma, Jianbo Xianyu
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has been suggested to be a risk factor for certain urologic cancers, but the current evidence is inconsistent.The aim of this study was to investigate the association between BPH and urologic cancers.MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science were searched for potential eligible studies.We included case-control studies or cohort studies, which evaluated the association between BPH and urologic cancers (including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, or penile cancer)...
May 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ashley Di Meo, Maria D Pasic, George M Yousef
Urological malignancies are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Advances in early detection, diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of treatment response can significantly improve patient care. Proteomic and peptidomic profiling studies are at the centre of kidney, prostate and bladder cancer biomarker discovery and have shown great promise for improved clinical assessment. Mass spectrometry (MS) is the most widely employed method for proteomic and peptidomic analyses. A number of MS platforms have been developed to facilitate accurate identification of clinically relevant markers in various complex biological samples including tissue, urine and blood...
April 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Yang Chen, Xiaoxiang Yu, Tianyu Li, Haibiao Yan, Zengnan Mo
BACKGROUND: Urological cancers occur worldwide. Many factors, among which the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism, are said to be associated with the cancer risk. We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the association between urological cancer susceptibility and COMT Val158Met in different genetic models. METHODS: This study was based on material obtained from the PubMed, HuGENet and Embase databases. Four models including dominant (AA + AG vs...
2016: International Journal of Biological Markers
Chi-Feng Hung, Cheng-Kuang Yang, Yen-Chuan Ou
For the past three decades, cancer is the number one cause of death in Taiwan. An increasing trend in the incidence of urologic cancers has also been noticed since 1979. In 2012, urologic cancer accounted for 10.0% of all the new malignant cases. Prostate, bladder and kidney cancers are the most common types. Metastatic prostate cancer still accounted for nearly 30% of new cases in Taiwan between 2004 and 2012. There are several specifically noticeable characteristics of urothelial carcinoma in Taiwan, associated with arseniasis and aristolochic acid...
July 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Cheng Pang, Youyan Guan, Hongbo Li, Wanqing Chen, Gang Zhu
Cancer remains to be the second most common cause of death, and its incidence and mortality rates are increasing in China. According to the 2015 National Central Cancer Registry (NCCR) of China, the incidence of bladder cancer and prostate cancer ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in male cancers. The majority of prostate cancer patients were diagnosed at an advanced stage. Early diagnosis of prostate cancer is the key to improve prostate cancer survival in China. Radical prostatectomy or radical radiotherapy is the main treatment for localized prostate cancer, and a comprehensive therapy based on androgen deprivation therapy is the treatment for advanced disease...
June 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Mariangela Mancini, Michele Zazzara, Filiberto Zattoni
Urological research is facing future challenges, the most difficult one is the fast and meaningful transfer of the massive amount of data from research basic to clinical practice. Between the most important issues that research should focus in the next years are targeting of tumor stem cells, clinical application of biomarkers, and wide application of genetic profiling of urological neoplasms. Several clinical implications are expected, from diagnosis to selection of candidates for different treatment modalities, to modulation of sequential treatment plans, to prognosis...
March 5, 2016: Urologia
Kerstin Junker, Joana Heinzelmann, Carla Beckham, Takahiro Ochiya, Guido Jenster
CONTEXT: Research has increased significantly on small vesicles secreted by healthy and diseased cells. Recent discoveries have revealed their functional and biomarker roles in urologic diseases. Whether and how this knowledge of extracellular vesicles (EVs) affects translational research and clinical practices have become pertinent questions. OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the currently available literature on the rising field of EVs, focusing on function and pathogenesis in urologic cancers and the usefulness of EVs as biomarkers...
August 2016: European Urology
Amanda Dalpiaz, Richard Schwamb, Yimei Miao, Jacquelyn Gonka, Wayne Walzter, Sardar A Khan
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is an immune-mediated systemic vasculitis generally found in children. The standard manifestations of HSP are palpable purpura, arthritis, abdominal pain, and renal complications. Although less common, there are significant urological manifestations associated with HSP. The primary objective of this review is to encourage better understanding and management of HSP by emphasizing the common and rare manifestations of HSP, how they are diagnosed, and the latest treatment options for mild to severe complications...
July 2015: Current Urology
Senol Tonyali, Sertac Yazici
The role of metastasectomy on survival in advanced/urologic malignancies still remains unclear. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common solid tumor within the kidney. 25-30 % of patients have metastases at manifestation. Urothelial carcinoma (UC) consists of bladder carcinoma, upper urinary tract urothelial cell carcinoma and urethral carcinoma. Bladder cancer is the ninth most common cancer worldwide. Half of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer have lymph node or distant metastases. In metastatic disease first-line treatment is multi-agent platinum-based systemic chemotherapy...
May 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
Carrie A Franzen, Robert H Blackwell, Kimberly E Foreman, Paul C Kuo, Robert C Flanigan, Gopal N Gupta
PURPOSE: Exosomes are small secreted vesicles that contain proteins, mRNA and miRNA with the potential to alter signaling pathways in recipient cells. While exosome research has flourished, few publications have specifically considered the role of genitourinary cancer shed exosomes in urine, their implication in disease progression and their usefulness as noninvasive biomarkers. In this review we examined the current literature on the role of exosomes in intercellular communication and as biomarkers, and their potential as delivery vehicles for therapeutic applications in bladder, prostate and renal cancer...
May 2016: Journal of Urology
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