Read about the latest news, grants, awards and honors that highlight our faculty and trainees in the Department of Urology.

Urology News

New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatmentsSep 2, 2016
New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
New medical condition identified for men suffering with low testosteroneJun 21, 2016
Study finds 85 percent of men treated with testosterone therapy not suffering from classical primary or secondary hypogonadism, but adult onset hypogonadism.
Study shows benefits of testosterone treatment in older men with low testosteroneFeb 17, 2016
Baylor researchers part of study that shows improved sexual function, walking ability and mood after testosterone treatment in men age 65 and older.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer preventionJan 27, 2016
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has joined the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination to prevent cancer.
Erectile dysfunction may be first sign of heart diseaseFeb 16, 2015
Men with erectile dysfunction may also have an increased risk for developing heart disease, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
More clinics moving to new building on McNair CampusJan 14, 2015
The phased move-in of the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center at the McNair Campus continues next week, when several clinics will open on the ninth floor.
'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancerDec 3, 2014
A novel mechanism – similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding – might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of chemotherapy drug treatment.
Facial hair brings awareness to unique medical approaches, treatments at Baylor College of MedicineNov 14, 2014
The Movember and No-Shave November movements have men’s health in their crosshairs, and Baylor College of Medicine is doing its part to raise awareness by providing individualized, tailored approaches to prostate cancer screening and erectile dysfunction.
Study identifies new genetic cause of male reproductive birth defectsJun 1, 2014
Baylor team finds certain male reproductive birth defects resulted from a change in the number of copies of a gene, VAMP7.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Maintaining male sexual health can contribute to overall healthJun 18, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert encourages men to talk to their doctors about sexual health issues because these issues could contribute to other health problems.
Men should talk with physician, make cancer screening plansJun 18, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mohit Khera provides advice for cancer screenings.
BCM ranked 17th nationally in NIH fundingNov 28, 2012
College top in Texas among the 139 medical schools for FY 2012 NIH funding.
Grant will further study of treatment resistant prostate cancerSep 4, 2012
Team will focus on new ways to block key drivers of prostate cancer growth and treatment resistance.
Baylor College of Medicine, NFL team up to offer screenings for former playersMar 7, 2012
Routine exams, continued physical activity important for even former professional athletes.
BCM postdoc receives Prostate Cancer AwardFeb 23, 2012
Dr. Kalpana Kannan to receive $225,000 for three-year grant to continue work in prostate cancer chimeric RNAs
Diabetic kidney failure follows a 'ROCK'y roadFeb 7, 2012
Protein identified by BCM researchers linked to progression of kidney disease.
Researchers identify three subtypes of bladder cancerJan 17, 2012
Technique may help identify patients with more aggressive subtypes of bladder cancer.
Don't let incontinence inconvenience youAug 23, 2011
Baylor College of Medicine urogynecologist explains incontinence, its causes, and treatments.
Coburn named chair of urologyMar 24, 2011
Dr. Michael Coburn named chair of Scott Department of Urology at BCM.