Search The Blog
Media Relations Manager
Media Relations Coordinator
Health news feedHigh chair injuries on the rise, study findsGene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers'Something positive for humankind': Girls lend cells to genetic studyBioethicist: Mandela's AIDS legacy of silence and courageOfficial: Federal health care website fails 10 percent of the timeBarriers to health insurance: doubt, distrust and glitches
In October 2011, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a committee organized by the U.S. government to assess the value of preventative medicine, recommended that men no longer be screened for prostate cancer using a widely accepted blood test given to thousands of men each year.
Despite this recommendation, many organizations and doctors (myself included) continue to recommend the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer. It is important to acknowledge that the PSA test is not perfect. Unfortunately, a better alternative does not exist.
As a urologist I treat patients with kidney cancer. The treatment of this disease has changed radically in the past 20 years. And this week I performed a new technique that meant the patient left surgery with no tumor and a totally uncompromised kidney to show for it.