prostate cancer discovery




  1. What Kind of Prostate Cancer Do I Have? Epstein Develops a Less-Confusing System

  2.  Active Surveillance: Good News for Men with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

  3. Radical Prostatectomy with Two Robots

  4. Breakthrough in Prostate Cancer Imaging

  5. Charred Food Bad, Veggies Good for the Prostate

  6. Shorter Telomeres in Normal Cells Can Point to Prostate Cancer

  7. A "Double Whammy" for Detecting Prostate Cancer in African American Men

  8. Immunotherapy Plus Short-Term Hormonal Therapy: Promising Results

  9. Cryotherapy Plus Immunotherapy May Equal New Hope for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

  10. Will I Get Prostate Cancer?New Study Calculates Genetic Risk

  11. Surviving Prostate Cancer: Good News for Radical Prostatectomy Patients

  12. MicroRNAs: Genes that May Make Radiation and Chemotherapy More Effective

  13. High-Grade PIN: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

  14. For Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer: High-Dose Testosterone

  15. Boosting Testosterone Not Shown to Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

  16. For Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer: New Hopkins Test Can Tell if Some Drugs Won't Work

  17. Potential New Pathway to Kill Prostate Cancer

  18. Two Non-Cancerous Causes for Higher PSA

  19. New Tests Show Genetic Changes Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Metastasis: New Discoveries
Taking "AIM"at Invasive Cancer

At Last, a Desperately Needed Mouse Model of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A New Way to Attack Early Metastatic Disease

Capturing Cancer Cells in the Bone, Years Before They Cause Trouble


Read About the Research You have Helped Make Possible. THE  PATRICK C. WALSH


Understanding Prostate Cancer Progression During Active Surveillance

Prostate Biopsy: Can a Robot Make it Better?

Targeting Prostate Cancer Cells That Hibernate

Who Can Benefit from Drugs That Stop Cancer Cells from Repairing Themselves?

Ultra-Precise Targeting and Killing of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Studying the Molecular Switches for Metastasis

Prostate Cancer Screening: Is There a Better Way?

Improving Control of Cancer in the Bones

Creating a Vaccine Against Prostate Cancer

Looking For a "Smart" Urine Test for Prostate Cancer



Bladder Cancer Surgery: Who is Likely to Have Complications?

Who Could Benefit From Platinum-Based Chemotherapy?



For Small Kidney Tumors: Active Surveillance is a Safe Option

Is a Kidney Tumor Benign? This Not-So-New Test Can Tell

Better Diagnosis of Kidney Tumors



Early-Stage Testiscular Cancer: A Laparoscopic Improvement in Treatment

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Long days, short weekends, unparalleled research experience: Mentor Sarah Amend, a postdoctoral fellow in Kenneth Pienta's lab, with student Sounak Roy. Click here for more info

Summer Urological Research Experience (SURE)

It may not be a particularly restful summer vacation, but it "SURE" is a one-of-a-kind chance for students who are interested in urological and cancer research to learn from some of top scientists in the field, in the laboratory and at lectures and seminars. "It's a wonderful opportunity for young investigators to see how research done at the bench can be translated into patient care," says Ken Pienta, M.D., the Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology and Director of Research. The 10-week program offers a stipend of $3,000. Housing is provided near the Johns Hopkins University, and shuttle transportation to the medical campus is free.

"This summer internship requires a full-time commitment," says Pienta.
"Interns should be prepared for long days and short weekends. But the experience is unparalleled."

If you would like to support this wonderful program or even sponsor a student, please see the envelope in this issue of Discovery

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A History of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins
By Patrick C. Walsh and Janet Farrar Worthington
Featuring 380 Richly Illustrated Pages
© 2015 The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Johns Hopkins Medicine


For a century, the Brady has been the world's leading urological institute. Read about our past, meet our scientists and faculty members, and join us as we look ahead to the next 100 years!
In this richly illustrated book, packed with stories that bring some of the greatest names in Urology to life, you'll learn:

  • How James "Diamond Jim" Brady was cured of BPH and donated the money to start this institution.

  • How Hugh Hampton Young, a brilliant innovator who designed and built many of his own surgical devices, became the Father of Modern Urology, transforming the field into a major surgical specialty.

  • How William Scott transformed the urology residency, allowing the Brady to produce some of the world's best surgeon-scientists.

  • How Patrick Walsh revolutionized the surgical treatment of prostate cancer, changing the field of prostate cancer treatment and research forever.

  • How Alan Partin continues the Brady's tradition of excellence today, as we look forward to our next 100 years!
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