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Western Section residents earn semi-final status at the AUA Resident's Bowl.


Western Section AUA NEWS YOU NEED NOW

Registration Opens May 15 For The 2013 Annual Meeting
From Nov. 3-7, Western Section AUA members will gather for the 89th Annual Meeting in Monterey, Calif. Join us for the best week ever in urology! Call for papers and essays is June 10, and view the meeting schedule and events here.
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Special Contest For Residents And Young Urologists
Take part in our Health Policy Essay contest. Jointly sponsored by the AACU, the winner of this contest will receive $2,000 for travel costs to attend the AACU Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Submit your essay online today!
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IMPORTANT WESTERN SECTION DATES

Date Event
Opened March 1
2013 Annual Meeting hotel reservations
Opened April 1 2013 Annual Meeting early registration
June 10 Abstract deadline


LATEST NEWS


Shortage Of Urologists On Horizon
OncLive
VideoBriefThe urology workforce will fall more than 50 percent short of projected needs by 2025, according to a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego.
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Genetic Test Can Predict Most Aggressive Cases Of Prostate Cancer
TIME
Analyzing a tumor's genes can predict which prostate cancers won't need additional treatment and which cases require more intensive therapies. Watchful waiting is a common strategy for treating prostate cancer, since in about 40 percent of cases the tumors are so slow-growing that they don't require additional, invasive biopsies or treatment and men with the cancer are more likely to die of other causes.
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Statins Improve Kidney Cancer Surgery Outcomes
Renal & Urology News
Statin use is independently associated with improved disease-specific and overall survival after surgery for renal cell carcinoma, researchers reported at the American Urological Association 2013 annual meeting.
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TOP STORIES


Looser Guidelines Issued On Prostate Screening
The New York Times
In a major shift, the American Urological Association has pulled back its strong support of prostate cancer screening, saying that the testing should be considered primarily by men aged 55 to 69.
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Instrument may overcome problems of magnetic guidance
Urology Times
Urologists and engineers have developed an instrument that may improve the adjustment capabilities of a magnetic coupling system used in laparoscopic procedures. Magnetic Anchoring and Guidance Systems can be seen as another technological step toward minimizing trauma and morbidity in laparoscopic procedures.
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Treatment Sequencing In Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
OncLive
Multiple chemotherapeutic and biologic treatment approaches are feasible in the front-line management of patients with metastatic unresectable colorectal cancer. Until data supports a single best approach, the treatment decision relies heavily on preference.
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