Press Releases

Press Releases

In this section you will find all the information released to the media by the EAU before, during and after the congress. Should you have any inquiries, please contact Ms. Ivanka Moerkerken. Additionally, we invite you to read and share all the other scientific information published on this website in the news feed

EAU to release policy statement on live surgery ethics

11 February 2013 - During the final day of the 28th Annual EAU Congress, which will take place on 15-19 March 2013 in Milan, the European Association of Urology will release its official policy statement on live surgery ethics. The main goal of such policy is for the EAU to be able to ensure that every possible effort is taken at every stage of a live surgery event to make the procedure safe for the patients.

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EAU to release policy statement on live surgery ethics

11 February 2013 - During the final day of the 28th Annual EAU Congress, which will take place on 15-19 March 2013 in Milan, the European Association of Urology will release its official policy statement on live surgery ethics. The statement and accompanying commentary will be delivered by Mr. Keith Parsons (Liverpool, UK), who chairs the EAU Guidelines Office and is a member of the working panel which was tasked with formulating the policy.

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New study on UTIs suggests flagellin is key in stimulating body’s natural defences

11 March 2013 - A new study by British scientists reveals that motile Escherichia coli isolates demonstrated significant activation of NF-κB signaling suggesting that flagellin plays a key role in up-regulating the host innate defences against urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Stem cells transplantation technique has high potential as a novel therapeutic strategy for ED

11 March 2013- Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells cultivated on the surface of nanofibrous meshes could be a novel therapeutic strategy against post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction (ED), conclude the authors of a study which is to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress later this week. p>

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Study uncovers new cells in the urethra which may detect hazardous substances

11 March 2013- A recent study conducted by a group of German scientists revealed the presence of a previously unknown cell in the urethra of mice. These chemosensory cholinergic brush cells are in close contact to sensory neurons that express cholinergic receptors..

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Surgery is superior to radiotherapy in men with localised PCa, says prize-winning Swedish study

11 March 2013-  Surgery offers better survival benefit for men with localised prostate cancer, according to a large observational study, conducted by a group of researchers in Sweden and the Netherlands.

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New study evaluates incidence and mortality of prostate cancer after termination of PSA-based screening

16 March 2013 - Men who participate in biennial PSA based screening have a lower risk of being diagnosed as well as dying from prostate cancer up to 9 years after their last PSA test, according to the results of a new study to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan.

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Researchers point to a lack of data on learning curves for basic procedures in urology

16 March 2013 - There are many and vast complexities associated with defining procedural competences for urological procedures, with the majority of learning curve trials focusing on the latest surgical techniques, according to a study conducted by a joint group of UK, US and Belgian researches. The findings suggest that there is a clear lack of data pertaining to basic urological procedures.

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PCa markers improve predictive performance of existing clinical variables

16 March 2013 – A genetic score based on PCa risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is an independent predictor of prostate biopsy outcomes, suggest the results of a new study conducted by a group from the Department of Urology Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

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UK study: epigenetic changes play a key role in development of chemo resistance in BCa

16 March 2013 - At the 28th Annual EAU Congress currently ongoing in Milan until Tuesday, W. Tan and colleagues presented their study on neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy which showed that epigenetic changes are potential key drivers in the development of chemo resistance in bladder cancer.

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New study points to the aggressive potential of small kidney tumours, advocates treatment

17 March 2013 – Small kidney tumours have an agressive potential and should be treated, according to a the results of a large multicentre study presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan.

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BE repair in girls leads to good sexual function, poor fertility and body image in adulthood

17 March 2013 - Long term outcome of bladder exstrophy (BE) repair in female patients showed fair results with respect to sexual function with more or less stable sexual relationship, according to the new study by Egyptian researchers from Kasr El Einy Hospital, Deptartment of Urology in Giza, Cairo.

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German scientists investigate potential markers for a response to sunitinib in patients with metastatic RCC

18 March 2013 – Markers such as CA9, CD31, CD34 and VEGFR1/2 in the primary tumours might serve as predictors of a good response to a sunitinib treatment in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), according to a new study to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress currently on-going in Milan.

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Study confirms difference in radical prostatectomy outcomes between surgeons

18 March 2013- New evidence from Sweden confirms previous studies which suggest that functional outcomes after radical prostatectomy may vary between surgeons, especially in relation to continence. However, the group found no evidence of heterogeneity in potency-related outcomes.

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Researchers propose a novel prognostic model for disease-specific survival in BCa patients

18 March 2013 –   A new study from Japan investigated various prognostic indicators, including clinico-pathological and pre-operative hematological factors to develop a novel prognostic factors-based risk stratification model for disease-specific survival (DSS) in bladder cancer (BCa) patients treated with radical cystectomy (RC).

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Genetic testing may be used to identify BPH patients with increased risk of prostate cancer

19 March 2013 – Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) carrying prostate cancer (PCa) a risk alleles are a potential target population for PCa screening and follow-up, according to a study, which was presented yesterday at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan. 

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Most men with erectile dysfunction remain untreated, say US scientists

19 March 2013 - Despite the high erectile dysfunction (ED) prevalence most patients receive no treatment, according to a new US study, presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress. Undertreatment of ED continues to be common, even though the treatments have a proven efficacy and quality of life impact.

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Zoledronic acid does not prevent bone metastases in high-risk PCa patients

19 March 2013 - The initial study results of the Zometa European Study (ZEUS) showed no difference in the incidence of bone metastases between the Zometa group and control arm, said Prof. Manfred Wirth during the closing and fourth plenary session of the 28th Annual EAU Congress which ends today.

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Genetics, age and ethnicity are risk factors in prostate cancer, say experts

21 March 2013 – Genetics, age and ethnicity are risk factors for prostate cancer, while the evidence for obesity, smoking and diabetes as associated risks remains uncertain, according to prostate cancer experts.

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