Update on immunotherapy for non-muscle invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

Patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) that have failed Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment are a difficult group to treat, and many may not be suitable for the preferred treatment option of radical cystectomy. Bladder-preserving treatments for BCG-unresponsive high-risk...

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Geoffrey Parker (1902-1973) – urologist to the French Resistance!

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). This time, I am joined by Jasmine Winyard, urology trainee in Leicester; we...

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PROFILE study seeks to find out why black men develop prostate cancer at twice the rate of other men

A first-of-its-kind study in the UK is aiming to solve the mystery of why black men develop prostate cancer at twice the rate of other men. Funded by Prostate Cancer UK in partnership with Movember, the PROFILE study will look...

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Mentorship and its role in surgical training

Is there a principle which could help address multiple challenges in surgical training? One which has potential to improve recruitment and retention of staff to our specialty, quality of patient care and surgeon morale? The author discusses the past present...

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  • Professor Ralf Henkel (Imperial College London/University of the Western Cape) and Professor Ashok Agarwal (Cleveland Clinic) are conducting an international online survey on the prescription of antioxidants for infertile patients, and have requested that we invite you to participate in this study.
  • Given that the pandemic has meant that cancer surgery and treatment has been postponed, what can be done for patients if their condition isn’t life-threatening?
  • The current pandemic is causing severe disruption to the care of patients with non-life-threatening conditions.
  • Real-time 3D automatic scanners, AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 measure bladder volume and PVR, producing fast and accurate measurements displayed on colour touch screens. Utilising advanced technology, AvantSonic Z5 & Z3 are simple to use even without scanning experience.
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  • Pelvic health is essential for everyone to be able to live a good quality of life, without incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other complications deriving from poor pelvic floor stability.
  • The Urology Foundation has engaged in a review of its mission and consulted with urology professionals along the way.

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Online urology teaching

The COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt our traditional models of teaching. Urological emergencies account for 20% of all acute surgical admissions and 5-10% of general practitioner visits [1]. Currently in the UK, undergraduate teaching on urology is not compulsory. Fewer...

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Upper urinary tract urothelial cell carcinoma

Case 1 A 64-year-old man presents to the haematuria clinic with visible haematuria, on a background of a 40 pack-year smoking history and family history of bowel cancer in his sister at the age of 48. A CT was performed...

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Bladder cancer diagnosis and follow up: A new proven urinary biomarker to support the post COVID-19 recovery phase

Since lockdown began most urologists have been following the advice of BAUS Oncology, to minimise the risk of exposure of patients and staff to potential COVID-19 infection: the result is an increasing backlog of patients requiring tests to determine if...

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