Monthly Archives: October 2014

PSA test backers unimpressed with health panel report

Calgary experts, volunteers and survivors in the fight against prostate cancer are questioning the validity of a controversial new recommendation put out this week by a health panel urging doctors to stop screening men using the PSA blood test. “I’m saddened…

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Freezing of living cells: mechanisms and implications

Freezing of living cells: mechanisms and implications. Am. J. Physiol. 247 (Cell Physiol. 16): C125-C142, 1984.-Cells can endure storage at-low temperatures such as -196°C for centuries. The challenge is to determine how they can survive both the cooling to such temperatures and the subsequent…

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CUA guidelines on prostate biopsy methodology

Transrectal ultrasound prostate biopsy (TRUS Bx) is increasingly performed by urologists. Lee and colleagues reported on the diversity in TRUS Bx practice and training in United Kingdom.1  Fifty-six percent of the surveyed urologists were actively involved in TRUS Bx and 68% of them did…

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