News: urology

Study Reveals Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Care

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A study led by investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Nashville, Tenn., finds that black men with prostate cancer receive lower quality surgical care than white men. The racial differences persist even when controlling for factors such as the year of surgery, age, comorbidities and insurance status. Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Urologic […]

Penson Appointed to AHRQ Advisory Council

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently appointed Vanderbilt’s David Penson, M.D., MPH, to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Penson, professor of Urologic Surgery and director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes, joins a 21-member panel comprised of […]

Urologic Surgery Group Honors VUMC’s Cookson

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Michael Cookson, M.D., joins three of his Vanderbilt colleagues as a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS), whose membership is limited to 75 urologic surgeons who have distinguished themselves in the field. The four members from Vanderbilt — Cookson, Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., John Brock, III, M.D., and Roger Dmochowski, M.D. — […]

Urological Association Honors Chang

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Sam Chang, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt, received a top honor from the American Urological Association (AUA) at the group’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Chang was named to receive the Gold Cytoscope Award, presented yearly to a urologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field within the first 13 years […]

Decision Tree

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Kort Nygard opted to wait until his prostate cancer needed treatment. Then he decided to have open surgery. Jim Davidson chose radiation therapy, the external beam type. Sam Dick selected robotic surgery. Three different patients with prostate cancer, three different treatment choices. The decision that faces a man diagnosed with localized prostate cancer is daunting. […]