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The Western Section AUA Board of Directors, including 10 past presidents, met on May 5 during the AUA's Annual meeting in San Diego.


Western Section AUA NEWS YOU NEED NOW

Andrew Vickers, PhD, Named Robert V. Day Lecture For 89th Annual Meeting in Monterey, Calif.
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Monterey Conference Center, Nov. 6, WSAUA Annual Meeting
The Western Section is pleased to announce the annual Keynote Speaker is Andrew Vickers, Ph.D., Attending Research Methodologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His vast research includes randomized trials, surgical outcomes research and molecular marker studies will speak on "PSA: How a great marker turned into a public health fiasco (and how to turn it back)."

He is currently working on a series of studies demonstrating that a single measure of PSA taken in middle age can predict aggressive prostate cancer up to 30 years subsequently and had developed a statistical model for predicting the result of prostate biopsy based on a panel of markers. Click Read More to learn about Vickers and his research here:
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Reserve Your Hotel For The Annual Meeting In Monterey, Calif.
What could be better than having a meeting in a relaxing waterfront retreat set against the picturesque backdrop of the Monterey Bay/Fisherman's Wharf and historic downtown Monterey, Calif. AAA Four Diamond and LEED SIlver Certified Hotel, the Portola Hotel and Spa reflects the spirit of a rich cultural setting surrounded by modern amenities.
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June 10 Abstract deadline


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Agent Orange Tied To Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk
Reuters
Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found.
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New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment
University of California San Francisco
A new genomic test for prostate cancer can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of the disease, according to a new UC San Francisco study. The test, which improves risk assessment when patients are first diagnosed, can also aid in determining which men are suitable for active surveillance — a way of managing the disease without direct treatment.
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Study: Smoking Marijuana Lowers Risk For Bladder Cancer
USA TODAY
New research says smoking pot may be less likely to cause bladder cancer than smoking cigarettes. Researchers compared the risk of bladder cancer in more than 83,000 men who smoked cigarettes only, marijuana (cannabis) only or both substances. The investigators found that men who only smoked pot were the least likely to develop bladder cancer over the course of 11 years.
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Prescription Painkillers Linked To Erectile Dysfunction
Live Science
Men who take prescription pain medications for long periods may be at increased risk of erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. In the study, men who took high doses of opioid medication for at least four months were 50 percent more likely to be treated for erectile dysfunction than those who did not take opioid medications, the researchers said.
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Prostate Cancer Risk Not Higher With TRT Use
Renal & Urology News
A study of hypogonadal men on testosterone replacement therapy found no evidence of an increased risk of prostate cancer, researchers reported at the American Society of Andrology's 2013 annual meeting. These men did, however, experience weight loss, according to a separate analysis of the same cohort.
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