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Disparities in Access to Quality Care for the Underinsured Patients in the USA - Quoc-Dien Trinh

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Underinsured patients face significant barriers in accessing high‐quality care. “Access Denied: The Relationship Between Patient Insurance Status and Access to High‐volume Hospitals” studies the evidence of whether access to high‐volume surgical care is mediated by disparities in health insurance coverage. Quoc-Dien Trinh, an author of the study, joins Alicia Morgans to discuss his involvement in...

No Dress Rehearsal: Treatment of Urethral Carcinoma - Curtis A. Pettaway

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Management decisions at presentation are critical for survival— a talk by Curtis A Pettaway, MD. Although primary urethral carcinoma (UC) is rare, with an incidence of 4.3 per million in men and 1.5 per million in women, recurrence is associated with distant metastases. Therefore, physicians will want to be alert to the possibility of UC when, for example, the patient has a urethral protrusion. Th...

Racial Differences in Genomic Profiling in Prostate Cancer - Brandon Mahal

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Studies have historically underrepresented Black and non-White prostate cancer patients limiting our understanding of the disparities in the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer among these populations. Brandon Mahal, MD, joins Charles Ryan, MD, to discuss what he reported in this New England Journal of Medicine paper titled "Racial Differences in Genomic Profiling of Prostate Cancer." Biogr...

Role of the Urologist in the Care of Transgender Patients - Laura Douglass

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An estimated 1.4 million adults identify as transgender in the United States. This number may be higher due to the lack of national population-based surveys measuring gender identity. Diane Newman welcomes Laura Douglass to discuss the role of the urologist in the care of transgender patients, and specifically the urologist's role in providing gender-affirming surgery. Biographies: Laura Douglass,...

Global Society of Rare Genitourinary Tumors (GSRGT) - Andrea Necchi & Philippe Spiess

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Andrea Necchi, MD, and Philippe Spiess, MD, MS, FRCS(C), FACS, join Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, to discuss the new international effort to develop a Global Society of Rare Genitourinary (GU) Cancers. The Global Society of Rare Genitourinary Tumors (GSRGT) will have both an educational and research mission to promote evidence-based diagnostic and treatment standards across the world through conference...

A Prostate Cancer Community: Driving Access to Resources for Patients and Providers of Care - Felix Feng and Charles Ryan

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Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH is joined by Felix Feng, MD, and Charles Ryan, MD in a conversation reflecting on their personal commitments to furthering the understanding and treatment of prostate cancer. The Month of September recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month highlights the commitment each of them delivers every day of every month to their patients and to all prostate cancer patients aroun...

The Importance of Quality Information and Knowing Your Family History for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer - Stacy Loeb

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Stacy Loeb, MD, joins Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH in a conversation during Prostate Cancer Awareness month about the importance of communicating with our patients about the risks of prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, and the accuracy of the information they are exposed to. Dr. Loeb highlights trusted sources like The Prostate Cancer Foundation, The Urology Care Foundation, and pati...

Insights on the Management of Penile Cancer - Philippe Spiess & Jad Chahoud

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Philippe Spiess, MD, MS, FRCS(C), FACS, and Jad Chahoud, MD, MPH present expert insight on the management of penile cancers in a conversation with Ashish Kamat, MD, MBBS. Dr. Spiess focuses the discussion on treatment options for advanced penile cancer but starts by laying out updates to the staging of the disease. He also describes how human papillomavirus (HPV) positive or negative cancers have...

The Impact of Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle on Solitary Kidney Function - Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

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Jamie Landman and Monty Pal are joined by a multidisciplinary panel of experts to discuss the correlation between diet, nutrition, and lifestyle on solitary kidney function and cardiovascular health. Biographies: Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, Ph.D., Chief and Professor, Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, UC Irvine Connie Rhee, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nep...

In Pursuit of Patient-Centered Care - Karen Knudsen

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Karen Knudsen joins Alicia Morgans to discuss the motivation, vision, and drivers behind this year's GU ASCO 2020 meeting "in pursuit of patient-centered care". Along with other planning committee organization, Karen Knudsen was responsible for and played a key role in the formulation and direction of this year's meeting. She highlights the multidisciplinary considerations and new advancements the...