Key clinical point: Black race appears to be a key risk factor for prostate cancer in younger men.
Major finding: Black men younger than age 55 years undergoing prostate biopsies were 5.6 times more likely than other men to have a positive biopsy result.
Study details: Retrospective analysis of 564 men.
Disclosures: The study received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Nettey reported having no financial disclosures.
Source: Nettey OS et al. AUA 2018 (American Urological Association annual meeting). Abstract MP 21-17.
Nettey OS et al. AUA 2018 (American Urological Association annual meeting). Abstract MP 21-17.
This Week's Must Reads
Oncologists raise access concerns about new mobile technology, Article based on interviews.
Broad opioid legislation advances in Congress, Senate floor debate, Sept. 17, 2018
Early supportive care cuts costs related to curative treatment, Koprowski CD et al. 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, Abstract 142
Employee deductibles outstrip wages, Kaiser Family Foundation, 2018 Employer Health Benefits
The financial burden of metastatic breast cancer, Wheeler SB et al. Quality Care Symposium, Abstract 32
Must Reads in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Obesity tied to higher risk of clear cell RCC, Callahan CL et al. Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2018.07.002
Partial nephrectomy for localized RCC, Cahn D et al. AUA Annual Meeting, Abstract PD07-04
RFA for small renal tumors holds up over long term, Johnson B et al. J Urol. 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.08.045
Pazopanib active in von Hippel-Lindau disease neoplasms, Jonasch E et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Sep 17. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30487-X
Improved RCC survival attributed to better therapy, not earlier diagnosis, Patel HD et al. Eur Urol Oncol. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2018.08.023