Posts Tagged ‘UroSciences’

Prostate Cancer News: Are exosomes the future of prostate cancer diagnosis?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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A new in vitro diagnostic test for prostate cancer may be on the way to replacing the traditional PSA test and perhaps some biopsy procedures.  The test is known as EXO106, which focuses on identifying the novel 4 gene prostate cancer signature.  Exosomes are substances within human cells carrying nucleic acids which are unique to specific diseases. By testing blood or urine,  it can be determined if an exosome related to a specific disease is present.  In addition, EXO106 may also be able to predict the severity of prostate cancer and how well the prostate cancer is responding to treatment.

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10 Interesting facts about Peyronie’s disease

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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At UroSciences, we’re always combing the Web for the latest information on Peyronie’s Disease, prostate cancer, and other urology news.  Below, we’ve compiled some interesting facts on Peyronie’s Disease that you may not have realized before:

  • Peyronie’s disease, also known as curvature of the penis, has been referenced in history since the 1300’s.
  • The disease was named for the personal physician of Louis XV, King of France.
  • Peyronie’s disease affects an estimated 3-9 percent of men.
  • PD is most commonly seen in Caucasian males over the age of 40.
  • Blood type A+ is most commonly associated with Peyronie’s
  • Peyronie’s disease is a listed side effect of some beta blocker medications.
  • Approximately 3 in 10 men with Peyronie’s disease also have other connective tissue disorders of the hands, and sometimes, feet.
  • Men as young as 18 are affected by Peyronie’s
  • CITA is an acronym for chronic inflammation of the tunica albuginea.
  • Depression and withdrawal is common among men with Peyronie’s Disease.

For more information, we invite you to view some of our other blog posts, including overcoming embarrassment and getting help for Peyronie’s disease, and the PDAD (Peyronie’s Disease Assessment Device) for patients and urologists



Collagenase injections for Peyronie’s disease performing well in studies

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013


Renal and Urology News recently reported that collagenase injections are out-performing placebos in recent studies known as” Impress I” and “Impress II” for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, and it seems that the injections are effective regardless of the severity of the disease.  The phase 3 studies, performed by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, resulted in up to 39-degrees of improvement in penile curvature.  In addition, the subjects’ receiving the Peyronie’s injections had markedly reduced bother scores.

Visit our page for more information on the Peyronie’s Disease Assessment Device (P.D.A.D.), exclusively developed by UroSciences for both urologists and patients.