What’s the Patient Got to Do with It?

Tweet Here we are discussing the prostate cancer screening guidelines, but what bothers me is that the patient is brought in as a footnote at the end of the analysis. I find it really dispiriting that there is so much lip service to “patient-centered” medical homes, outcomes research, and more, yet the patients are on

On the Urology Workforce, Targeted Screening,
And the US Preventive Services Task Force

Tweet It is abundantly clear that the US Preventive Services Task Force Draft Guidelines on Prostate Cancer Screening will not be welcome news to many urologists. I have attended numerous annual meetings of the American Urological Association, the physician organization for urologists. The majority of papers  concern that walnut-shaped gland, the prostate, usually taking up

With Breast Cancer Awareness Overexposed, Hard to See Many Patients Want Science, Not Pink

Tweet Nothing has me making a beeline for the exit more  than disease awareness events– and when it comes to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the sheer overexposure of the disease makes me yearn to cover anything but it. I know I am not alone.  Most of us have been touched by breast cancer. It’s Breast