Archived News Articles

April 2017

Article featured in Uro Today: Beyond the Abstract

Recent publication "Defining the rate of negative ureteroscopy in the general population treated for upper tract urinary stone disease" featured in Uro Today: Beyond the Abstract.

March 2017

Guys: It’s now possible to test your sperm via smartphone

Dr. Michael Eisenberg, who specializes in male fertility, says men are underserved when it comes to infertility testing, partly because it's "incorrectly seen as a woman's problem." In 20 to 25 percent of infertility cases, men aren't even evaluated. That could change, Eisenberg said, with home-based testing that made it easier and less anxiety-inducing to analyze a sperm sample. 

Semen, centrifuges and a personal journey in male infertility

According to Sandstone consultant and male infertility expert Dr. Michael Eisenberg, Trak, an at-home sperm-analysis kit, is a potential game-changer for diagnosing infertility in men.

Scientists create 3-D bladder reconstruction

Dr. Joseph Liao was part of the team that developed 3-D computer reconstruction of a bladder that can give surgeons a better way to see tumors in order to remove them.

Important study could lead to a new diagnostic tool that could be used to determine positive surgical margins in almost real time in the operating room

Dr. Geoff Sonn's recent publication in PNAS may enable more accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer by imaging metabolites to offer a rapid, almost real-time diagnosis for men undergoing prostate biopsy.

A new imaging technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors better prepare for surgery

Advanced computer imaging technology has created a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient's bladder. According to Dr. Joseph Liao, these three-dimensional images could help doctors prepare for surgery. “Sometimes you don’t have a sense – where was I in the bladder?” Liao said. Seeing a three-dimensional rendering of an organ before operating, like having a map before embarking on a trip, could make the procedure easier for doctors.

Kidney cancer research paper featured on the cover of Oncotarget

Publication titled "Novel lincRNA SLINKY is a prognostic biomarker in kidney cancer" was published as a priority paper and reviewed in an accompanying editorial in the journal titled "Untangling ccRCC prognosis with SLINKY".  


December 2016

When Bathroom Runs Rule the Day (and Night)

Approximately 51 million Americans have overactive bladders. Exercises and medications can help, says expert Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu.

December 2015

Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, study finds

The study's lead author, Dr. Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology and director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford, hopes the findings will encourage more men diagnosed with infertility to seek follow-up care.

September 2015

Yahoo! Health- Is ‘Breaking the Seal’ Really a Thing?

Dr. Craig Comiter, professor of urology, explains how alcohol suppresses the body’s natural anti-diuretic hormone, leading to frequent urination.

Thomas Stamey, expert on prostate cancer and PSA, dies at 87

The founding chair of Stanford’s Department of Urology was an investigator for the controversial PSA blood test for prostate cancer, and used basic research in urology and surgery to help patients.