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Department of Urology Archives

Gender differences with bladder pain

Sep. 26, 2022—Gender differences in the pain experiences and treatment needs of people with a urologic pain syndrome could be used to improve interventions, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Study describes how E. coli co-opts cells, causes recurrent UTIs

Aug. 25, 2022—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered why the uropathogenic bacterium E. coli, the leading cause of urinary tract infections, is so tenacious; their findings could lead to new ways to prevent recurrent UTIs.

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Clinic helps patients prepare to move beyond prostate cancer

Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt's REACH for Survivorship Clinic takes a holistic approach to help treat prostate cancer patients.

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Female bladder cancer patients to benefit from new care support coordinator

Aug. 4, 2022—A philanthropic gift of a patient care coordinator designated to assist female bladder cancer patients in education, clinical decision-making, surveillance, support and even screening, is the first of its kind at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Jeffrey Tosoian

Mar. 11, 2022—Jeffrey Tosoian, MD, MPH, joined the Department of Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently after completing his fellowship at the University of Michigan.

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Prostate cancer treatment regret

Dec. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers suggest that to reduce treatment-related regret for men with localized prostate cancer, treatment preparation should focus on shared decision-making and aligning patient expectations with treatment toxicity.

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Program extends palliative care knowledge to improve patient care

Nov. 18, 2021—A new resource at Vanderbilt is helping medical students, residents and even long-standing medical faculty to enhance their palliative care skills.

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Combo therapy slows prostate cancer

Oct. 19, 2021—A new combination treatment showed promise in slowing the growth of castration-resistant prostate cancer in animal models, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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Stimson named CMO of Employee Health Plans

Aug. 4, 2021—C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, assistant professor of Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the VUMC and Vanderbilt University Employee Health Plans.

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Treating metastatic prostate cancer

Jun. 22, 2021—An indirect comparative effectiveness study using published data suggests that the targeted therapy olaparib should be re-evaluated for treating metastatic prostate cancer.

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Rodes and Patricia Hart establish second chair in Department of Urology

Apr. 14, 2021—H. Rodes Hart, BA’54, and Patricia Ingram Hart, BA’57, whose generous gifts continue to advance the mission of Vanderbilt as one of the world’s great universities for learning and discovery, have endowed a second chair in Urologic Surgery.

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Stimulation device helps patients with bladder disorders reprogram

Mar. 8, 2021—A neurostimulator surgically implanted above the buttocks to reprogram how the bladder senses the filling of urine is helping patients with debilitating bladder and bowel disorders that are often life-limiting.

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