Posts by Francis James McGovern, MD
Five Sessions to See at #AUA2019
The American Urological Association (AUA) is hosting its Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from May 3-6, 2019. Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology will present on leading research and innovative treatment approaches. Mass General doctors will participate in over 20 different sessions covering the full spectrum of urologic care, including bladder, prostate, urologic oncology and more.
Due to Current Opioid Crisis, Urologists Must Combat Opioid Overprescription
Strong evidence shows that urologists who prescribe opioids have exacerbated the opioid addiction epidemic. Massachusetts General Hospital is focused on combating that by using alternative pain management methods, multidisciplinary collaboration and patient education.
Noninvasive Assay Predicts Drug Response, Early Dissemination in Prostate Cancer
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a digital assay that quantifies prostate tumor cells in blood samples, and the results predict response to the drug abiraterone in metastatic cancer or early dissemination of localized disease.
The Results of the First Penis Transplantation in U.S.
A man who survived penile cancer has become the first U.S. patient to undergo penis transplantation, with excellent early results.
Improving the Safety of Vena Caval Thrombectomy in Kidney Cancer with Tumor Thrombus Team Approach
Complete removal of a tumor thrombus resulting from venous tumor invasion is essential for eliminating the cancer in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). A multispecialty tumor thrombus team within an integrated practice can improve the safety of this intricate and extensive procedure.
Early Radiotherapy Best When Cancer Recurs After Radical Prostatectomy
The optimal timing of salvage radiotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy is controversial. Mass General researchers aim to clear up the controversy by reviewing patients who were treated in the modern era of PSA testing.
Francis (Frank) J. McGovern, MD, is a urologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology. He specializes in the treatment of cancer and related research.