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Department of Urology Archives

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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Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade opens Jan. 18

Jan. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade, a 50,000-square-foot outpatient facility that offers additional space for urology, orthopaedic and oncology services, along with cancer infusion therapy, opens Jan. 18.

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Recurrent UTIs linked to hidden reservoir

Jul. 9, 2020—Bacterial invasion of vaginal cells sets up a protective niche and a reservoir for recurrent urinary tract infections, Vanderbilt researchers demonstrated.

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Urologist Dmochowski named ABU president

Apr. 23, 2020—The American Board of Urology (ABU) is naming Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, and associate surgeon-in-chief at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as its president for 2020-2021.

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Physicians, engineering students, families and friends construct DIY face shields

Apr. 2, 2020—As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to grow, Nashville resident Kobie Pretorius was searching for some way to provide meaningful help to others. And she realized her apprehension was spiking each morning as her husband went out the door for work.

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Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions

Jan. 23, 2020—A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order to clarify expectations and enable men to make informed choices about care.

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New Physician Spotlight: Niels Johnsen

Aug. 26, 2019—Niels Johnsen, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urology after completing his residency at VUMC. He began seeing patients Aug. 1.

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Bladder cancer research fund honors mentor’s lasting influence

Mar. 28, 2019—The Terry Burke Fund for Bladder Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is supporting a range of discovery research aimed at improving outcomes for bladder cancer patients, and it is helping train the next generation of bladder cancer physician-scientists.

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