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Urological oncology

Section edited by Philippe Spiess, Jose Karam and Chris Protzel

This section considers clinical studies relevant to oncological disorders in urology

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most common types of cancer in urological system worldwide. Recently, the anticancer role of Glucosamine has been studied in many types of cancer. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Long-sheng Wang, Shao-jun Chen, Jun-feng Zhang, Meng-nan Liu, Jun-hua Zheng and Xu-dong Yao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:38

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  2. Content type: Case report

    The most common metastatic sites of prostate cancer are the lymph nodes and bone. Ureteral metastasis from prostate cancer is very unusual and only a few cases have been reported.

    Authors: Ho Seok Chung, Myung Soo Kim, Yang Hyun Cho, Eu Chang Hwang, Seung Il Jung, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Suk Hee Heo and Chan Choi

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:37

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Active surveillance is a management strategy for men diagnosed with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancer in which their cancer is monitored and treatment is delayed. This study investigated the primary coping...

    Authors: Emily M. Mader, Hsin H. Li, Kathleen D. Lyons, Christopher P. Morley, Margaret K. Formica, Scott D. Perrapato, Brian H. Irwin, John D. Seigne, Elias S. Hyams, Terry Mosher, Mark T. Hegel and Telisa M. Stewart

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:35

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare high-grade carcinoma that resembles nasopharyngeal lymphoepithelioma and can occur throughout the body. First reported in 1991, bladder LELC has an incidence o...

    Authors: Andy W. Yang, Aydin Pooli, Subodh M. Lele, Ina W. Kim, Judson D. Davies and Chad A. LaGrange

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:34

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the cancer detection rate of prostate cancer using transperineal template-guided saturation biopsy aimed at sampling one core for each milliliter of prostate volume for patients requiring repeated...

    Authors: Yasushi Nakai, Nobumichi Tanaka, Satoshi Anai, Makito Miyake, Shunta Hori, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yosuke Morizawa, Tomomi Fujii, Noboru Konishi and Kiyohide Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:28

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  6. Content type: Research article

    BAP1 and PBRM1 are frequently mutated in primary clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) tumors; however, the frequency and clinical relevance of these mutations in metastatic ccRCC tumors is unknown. Addition...

    Authors: Jeanette E. Eckel-Passow, Daniel J. Serie, John C. Cheville, Thai H. Ho, Payal Kapur, James Brugarolas, R. Houston Thompson, Bradley C. Leibovich, Eugene D. Kwon, Richard W. Joseph and Alexander S. Parker

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:19

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  7. Content type: Review

    Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among men in the US. Though considerable improvement in the diagnosis of prostate cancer has been achieved in the past decade, predicting disease outcome remains a...

    Authors: Hung N. Luu, Hui-Yi Lin, Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen, Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi, Nagi Kumar, Ganna Chornokur, Catherine Phelan, Dominique Jones, LaCreis Kidd, Jyotsna Batra, Kosj Yamoah, Anders Berglund, Robert J. Rounbehler, Mihi Yang, Sang Haak Lee, Nahyeon Kang…

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:18

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the possibility of postoperative deterioration of renal function must be considered ...

    Authors: Ken Fukushi, Shingo Hatakeyama, Hayato Yamamoto, Yuki Tobisawa, Tohru Yoneyama, Osamu Soma, Teppei Matsumoto, Itsuto Hamano, Takuma Narita, Atsushi Imai, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Yuriko Terayama, Tomihisa Funyu and Chikara Ohyama

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In this study we sought if, in their quest to handle hypoxia, prostate tumors express target hypoxia-associated molecules and their correlation with putative functional genetic polymorphisms.

    Authors: Avelino Fraga, Ricardo Ribeiro, André Coelho, José Ramon Vizcaíno, Helena Coutinho, José Manuel Lopes, Paulo Príncipe, Carlos Lobato, Carlos Lopes and Rui Medeiros

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:12

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Understanding men’s experience of prostate biopsy is important as the procedure is common, invasive and carries potential risks. The psychological aspects of prostate biopsy have been somewhat neglected. The a...

    Authors: Catherine Coyle, Eileen Morgan, Frances J. Drummond, Linda Sharp and Anna Gavin

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:11

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Partial nephrectomy for small renal masses (SRM) may be useful for preserving renal function, but is technically more difficult than radical nephrectomy. Cryoablation may be performed under local anesthesia. T...

    Authors: Fumiya Hongo, Yasuhiro Yamada, Takashi Ueda, Terukazu Nakmura, Yoshio Naya, Kazumi Kamoi, Koji Okihara, Yusuke Ichijo, Tsuneharu Miki, Kei Yamada and Osamu Ukimura

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:10

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The goal was to assess the natural history and management of patients with pathologically proven bilateral (synchronous) RO after undergoing initial partial nephrectomy (PN).

    Authors: Andrew R. Leone, Laura C. Kidd, Gregory J. Diorio, Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari, Pranav Sharma, Wade J. Sexton and Philippe E. Spiess

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:6

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Immunotherapy with high-dose interleukin-2 (HD-IL2) results in long-term survival in some metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients but has significant acute toxicities. Biomarkers predicting response to...

    Authors: James A. Kuzman, David D. Stenehjem, Joseph Merriman, Archana M. Agarwal, Shiven B. Patel, Andrew W. Hahn, Anitha Alex, Dan Albertson, David M. Gill and Neeraj Agarwal

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Up to a fifth of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (PC) will develop castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), which has been associated with a poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to consider th...

    Authors: Hiroji Uemura, Nobuaki Matsubara, Go Kimura, Akito Yamaguchi, Dianne Athene Ledesma, Marco DiBonaventura, Ateesha F. Mohamed, Enrique Basurto, Ian McKinnon, Ed Wang, Kristen Concialdi, Aya Narimatsu and Yasuko Aitoku

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:63

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Urology 2017 17:20

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