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Romanian study identifies SNPs linked to high-grade PCa tumours

A Romanian study identified two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that were linked to a significant risk for high-grade prostate cancer tumours, according to a poster presented at the 16th Central European Meeting (CEM16) held over the weekend in Vienna....

Romania leads best abstract presentations

  Romania took the top prizes at the recently concluded 16th Central European Meeting (CEM16) with studies in prostate and renal cancers that impressed jurors with their innovative approaches and fresh perspectives. “The point differences among the top winners were...

Lack of scholars could lead to inertia in urological research

Despite ample opportunities in urological research there is a lack of sustained interest from promising urologists which leads to a gap that could slow down the development or delay awaited progress in urology that are expected by many. “There...

No treatment breakthroughs yet in 2016 for bladder cancer

There are no real breakthroughs yet in 2016 for the treatment of bladder cancer (BCa) although hopes are high that ongoing research studies on immunotherapy may yet lead to promising treatment options in the coming years. “Bladder cancer remains...

Robot-assisted laparoscopy will outrun current robotic technology

Despite the popularity of robotic technology such as daVinci, the future may yet favor robot-assisted laparoscopy, a technology that is far more feasible and beneficial than current robot techniques, according to a prominent robotic and laparascopic expert surgeon who...

CEM16: Expanding the reach of urology beyond surgery

Urological professionals have to look beyond the boundaries of surgery and instead focus on organ-based management approaches to hurdle future challenges, according to Prof. Manfred Wirth, EAU Treasurer and Communications head at the 16th Central European Meeting (CEM16) which...
Dr. Michael Rauchenwald

CEM16: Assessing gains and prospects

Vienna, for the first time, is the host city from October 7 to 8 for the 16th Central European Meeting (CEM16), known as the EAU’s longest-running regional meeting.  CEM16 will gather veteran and young promising urologists in the Austrian...