Minimally invasive surgery treating cancer

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Minimally invasive, or endoscopic, surgery takes advantage of advances in computer imaging and robotics to provide effective surgical cancer treatment with a much smaller impact on the patient. Surena Matin, M.D., medical director of the Minimally Invasive and New Technology in Oncologic Surgery (MINTOS) Collaborative Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses treatment options using this treatment option for diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and gynecologic...

New bladder cancer screening tool detects more tumors in early stages

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Blue light cystoscopy (Cysview) reveals more than traditional white light cystoscopy since the bladder cancer cells that become visible in blue light may be invisible with traditional white light. A cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the bladder. Ashish Kamat, M.D., associate professor in Urology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains why blue light cystoscopy is so effective in detecting bladder cancer and discusses this disease in general.

Combined urology-radiation oncology treatment for prostate cancer patients

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/combined-urology-radiation/id431848... Deborah Kuban, M.D., professor, and Benjamin Smith, M.D., assistant professor, both in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson, discuss a study examining the emergence of integrated urology-radiation oncology practices in Texas. They discovered prostate cancer patients generally travel further for treatment at the radiation oncology facility owned by their urologist, as opposed to traveling to the...