January 13, 2016

Urology's Dr. Todd Morgan presents at Annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco

Dr. Morgan discussed work examining the need for an epigenetic assay in addition to a transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy to fully evaluate a patient for certain types of prostate cancer.

The transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate needle biopsies were shown to not fully catch anterior-predominant prostate cancers.

"Although a small study, this is a unique cohort who underwent extensive sampling at re-biopsy that confirmed the presence of an anterior-predominant tumor" stated Dr. Morgan. "These results indicate that an epigenetic assay may be valuable even in patients with negative posteriorly-directed TRUS biopsies to detected anterior-predominant PCa."

Click here to read more about presentations from Dr. Morgan and others at the Annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.