Taking a Nuanced Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Sam Kaffenberger, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Taking a Nuanced Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Sam Kaffenberger, MD For this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Sam Kaffenberger, an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan Health System, explains the importance of taking a nuanced approach to the management of individual patients with testicular cancer, with the goal of minimizing toxicity and achieving the best possible outcomes for treatment a...

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Prioritizing Life After Testicular Cancer With Katie Murray, DO

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Prioritizing Life After Testicular Cancer With Katie Murray, DO For patients with testicular cancer, planning is necessary to ensure that patients feel prepared regarding the implications of their disease in the years after they finish treatment. In this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Katie Murray, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri Department of Surgery-Urology, shares advice for members of the cancer care team o...

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Taking a Nuanced Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Sam Kaffenberger, MD

For this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Sam Kaffenberger, an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan Health System, explains the importance of taking a nuanced approach to the management of individual patients with testicular cancer, with the goal of minimizing toxicity and achieving the best possible outcomes for treatment and surgery. This interview has been conducted in partnership with the American Urological Association, a premier urologic ...

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Prioritizing Life After Testicular Cancer With Katie Murray, DO

For patients with testicular cancer, planning is necessary to ensure that patients feel prepared regarding the implications of their disease in the years after they finish treatment. In this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Katie Murray, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri Department of Surgery-Urology, shares advice for members of the cancer care team on how to counsel their patients on planning for life after testicular cancer.  

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Exploring Recent Advances in Testicular Cancer Surgery and Access to Care With Andrew Winer, MD, FACS

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Exploring Recent Advances in Testicular Cancer Surgery and Access to Care This interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month features Dr. Andrew Winer, Chief of Urology at Kings County Hospital in New York. Dr. Winer discusses the ongoing research regarding new approaches for testicular cancer surgery, strategies to address disparities in health care access for underserved populations, and the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to ac...

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Personalizing the Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Aditya Bagrodia, MD, FACS

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Personalizing the Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Aditya Bagrodia, MD, FACS This interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month features Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bagrodia explains the factors that should be considered when selecting treatment options—including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or surveillance—for patients with testicular cancer, the future of...

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Exploring Recent Advances in Testicular Cancer Surgery and Access to Care With Andrew Winer, MD, FACS

This interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month features Dr. Andrew Winer, Chief of Urology at Kings County Hospital in New York. Dr. Winer discusses the ongoing research regarding new approaches for testicular cancer surgery, strategies to address disparities in health care access for underserved populations, and the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients with testicular cancer.  

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Personalizing the Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Aditya Bagrodia, MD, FACS

This interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month features Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bagrodia explains the factors that should be considered when selecting treatment options—including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or surveillance—for patients with testicular cancer, the future of recent advances such as cancer detection with microRNA, and the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients with this disease.  

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Testicular Cancer: Half the Chemotherapy, Same Efficacy

​One cycle of chemotherapy with bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP) works just as well as two cycles for the adjuvant treatment of high-risk, stage 1 nonseminomatous or combined germ cell tumors of the testis, report the investigators of a single-arm phase 3 study. Patients with testicular cancer, the most common cancer among American males between the ages of 15 and 35, often present with stage 1 disease. However, many nonseminomas and combined germ cell tumors of the testis have malignan...

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Does Marijuana Use Increase Cancer Risk?

Nearly half of adults have used marijuana at some point in their lives, and rates are increasing; among young adults, marijuana usage doubled from 10.5% in 2002 to 21.2% in 2014. Given this widespread usage, the question of marijuana-associated cancer risk is an important one, and it is the subject of a systematic review and meta-analysis now published in JAMA Network Open. Marijuana smoke and tobacco smoke share a number of carcinogens. In addition, tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana's primary psy...

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No Long-Term “Chemo Brain” Impact in Testicular Cancer

Cognitive changes have been associated with various cancer treatments. In studies, between 17% and 75% of breast cancer survivors have reported cognitive deficits after chemotherapy. Commonly known as "chemo brain," these symptoms have had reported durations of up to 20 years after receipt of breast cancer treatment. Fortunately, this is not the case for patients with testicular cancer: a new study shows no long-term cognitive impairment following chemotherapy. The prospective study, p...

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