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Urology Practice Management - February 2015, Vol 4, No 1

Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer in men and the second most common cause of cancer-related death.1 Normal prostate cells and prostate cancer cells require the presence of androgen for growth and survival. In advanced prostate cancer, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), medically or surgically, has been the mainstay.
A novel gene panel is showing promise for determining which treatment-naïve patients with prostate cancer could benefit from intensified treatment.
In men with prostate cancer undergoing curative radiation therapy, it may be possible to preserve sexual function by using a vessel-sparing radiation technique, according to the 5-year follow-up results from a study of men who underwent vessel-sparing radiation therapy in this setting.
Changes in oncology payment and reimbursement as well as delivery models were reviewed recently by an expert panel at the Cancer Center Business Summit (CCBS). Providers, payers, industry representatives, and thought leaders were on hand to share their thoughts and experiences.
Practice managers, physicians, and members of industry gathered recently at the Cancer Center Business Summit (CCBS) to consider the state of cancer care delivery and its future. A panel discussion among key thought leaders featured perspectives from the oncology community as well as national policy advisors.
Section 529 College Savings plans are tax-advantaged college savings vehicles, and one of the most popular ways to save for college today. Known officially as “qualified tuition programs,” 529 college savings plans have changed the world of tuition savings, much like the way 401(k) plans changed the world of retirement savings a few decades ago.
The following clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with urologic conditions for inclusion in several investigations.

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