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Dr. Stephen Scionti

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IS FOCAL THERAPY THE FUTURE OF PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT?

In April, 2010 the Medscape/Urology website posted an article from the journal Future Oncology.i The article posed a crucial question as to whether focal therapy is becoming a standard of care for localized prostate cancer and if so, by what criteria? After thoughtfully reviewing the literature and...

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CAN MR SPECTROSCOPY REPLACE PROSTATE BIOPSY?

In September, 2011 an important question was raised in an online Urology News posting by Medscapei.  Author Greg Freiherr examined the implications of using a powerful noninvasive diagnostic imaging technique called proton MR spectroscopy, or MRS, to distinguish cancerous tissue from healthy...

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MRI PLAYS KEY ROLE IN FUTURE OF PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT

New Article Supports Alternative To Surgery

BOSTON - February 6, 2012 - Dr. Stephen Scionti, Founder and Director of the Scionti Prostate Center of Boston, has co-authored a new article on the role of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) in identifying and treating early stage prostate cancer patients...
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USING FUSION TO CREATE A SMARTER PROSTATE BIOPSY

When a chief combines two different cuisines, like Asian and Italian, it's called fusion-and the result is usually something wonderful. Now fusion is helping me to perform a Smarter Prostate Biopsy and that is truly wonderful. A few years ago I started working with a new device named Artemis, named...

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GOOD HIFU NEWS FROM ENGLAND

One of the oldest and most respected medical publications is the British weekly journal, The Lancet. With its peer-reviewed articles, it is arguably the finest reporting of evolving medical research and wisdom. To paraphrase an advertising slogan, "When The Lancet speaks, doctors listen."

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BETTER IMAGING, SMARTER BIOPSY

I begin this month's article with a quote: "Meaningful image-guided prostate biopsy and intervention can indeed be challenging. Considerable expertise is needed, as is collaboration with an interested radiologist."1  For me, the key words to facing the challenge and implementing a Smart Biopsy are:

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ADVANCED PROSTATE DIAGNOSTICS: HOW MUCH IS A CORRECT DIAGNOSIS WORTH?

I came across a quote from Benjamin Franklin that caught my attention: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." I'm sure prostate disease was far from Ben's mind, yet his words carry weight as we go through life in business, love, leisure-you name it.

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