Urology


Biomarker Signatures of Prostate Cancer

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The team built on previous work, in which they identified more than 130 proteins that differed between fluid samples collected from patients with prostate-confined tumors and those with tumors that had spread beyond the gland. The team analyzed urine samples from 50 patients with prostate cancer -- 37 with prostate-confined tumors and 13 with tumors that spread -- and 24 healthy controls. Twenty-four of these showed differences between patients with cancer and healthy controls, suggesting these markers could be useful for diagnosis. The team next analyzed urine samples collected from a second, independent group of 117 healthy controls and 90 patients with prostate cancer (61 with stage T2, prostate-confined cancer and 29 with stage T3, cancer that's spread to nearby tissues called seminal vesicles).


Welsh hospital uses da Vinci machine to perform 350 operations in 18 months

Daily Mail

There are currently 58 of these surgical systems in the NHS, undertaking operations for a variety of common complaints, from the removal of kidney and bladder cancers to basic heart surgery - though their main use is in surgical removal of the prostate gland and surrounding tissue in men with prostate cancer. There are currently 58 of these surgical systems in the NHS, undertaking operations for a variety of common complaints, from the removal of kidney and bladder cancers to basic heart surgery - though their main use is in surgical removal of the prostate gland and surrounding tissue in men with prostate cancer. The researchers tested their robot against manual surgery by expert surgeons, carrying out a simple bowel procedure called a laparoscopy, and robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System (pictured). The researchers tested their robot against manual surgery by expert surgeons, carrying out a simple bowel procedure called a laparoscopy, and robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System.


Would YOU trust a robot surgeon?

Daily Mail

Researchers designed and programmed Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (Star) to perform complex surgical tasks (pictured). His researchers designed and programmed Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (Star) to perform complex surgical tasks. The researchers tested their robot against manual surgery by expert surgeons, carrying out a simple bowel procedure called a laparoscopy, and robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System. The researchers tested their robot against manual surgery by expert surgeons, carrying out a simple bowel procedure called a laparoscopy, and robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System (pictured).