Department of Urology Archives
Overactive bladder and anxiety
Apr. 20, 2023—Anxiety and psychological stress impact hypersensitivity mechanisms in women that could contribute to overactive bladder — a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that is difficult to control.
More U.S. prostate cancer patients choosing active surveillance
Apr. 3, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found the number of prostate cancer patients in the U.S. choosing active surveillance over surgery or radiation has rapidly increased since 2010, rising from 16% to 60% for low-risk patients and from 8% to 22% for patients with favorable intermediate-risk cancers.
Urology fellowship program celebrated after 20 years
Mar. 30, 2023—The urology fellowship training program focused on women’s urologic health and reconstruction, known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and graduating its 20th fellow in June at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
E. coli uses serine to abide acidity
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered another acid resistance mechanism for UTI-causing E. coli, laying the foundation for targeted antibacterial therapies.
Mark Cuban pharmacy could save billions on prostate cancer, bladder drugs
Feb. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt research found that a new drug company founded by entrepreneur Mark Cuban could save patients $1.29 billion a year based on 2020 Medicare Part D expenditures on just the nine most popular urological drugs.
Study reveals pathways for aggressive prostate cancer subtype
Oct. 27, 2022—Research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has revealed new information about the molecular pathways of cribriform prostate cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.