In this era of minimally invasive medicine, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) deserves mention as a suitable option for ablative therapy for the treatment of organ-confined prostate cancer, and as a possible alternative to the more widely utilized treatments such as radiation therapy, robotic surgery or cryotherapy.
HIFU is a... Read more
I have recently returned from a trip to Washington, DC for a urology advocacy meeting, where I participated in countless discussions regarding health policy. The trip culminated in a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. When I return back to work after a trip like this (this is the sixth year that I have participated), I am often asked by... Read more
In this era of minimally invasive medicine, one of the options for the treatment of prostate cancer is the use of radiation therapy. This form of therapy allows treatment of the prostate cancer in a non-invasive way. There are various options, including IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy), IGRT (image guided radiation therapy,... Read more
by Jay Motola
Tuesday, February 21 2012
We have heard so much lately about prostate cancer that perhaps it is time to turn back to the basics, and look at BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), a condition that affects far more men than prostate cancer. Recently, the prostate is a source of much controversy including the significance of PSA testing, the possible development of high... Read more
by Jay Motola
Monday, December 05 2011
The PSA test seems fairly straight-forward. So why should there be a controversy?
Having been involved in urology prior to the widespread use of PSA testing, I and many other urologists have unfortunately spent time on the wards of hospitals that had numerous patients who were hospitalized as a result of the side effects of advanced... Read more