AACU Statement in Response to "Urologists' Use of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer"
(Mitchell, JM, NEJM 369:17, October 24, 2013)
The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) supports the statements
released by the American Urological Association and LUGPA in response to Dr.
Mitchell’s recently published study, "Urologists’ Use of Intensity-Modulated Radiation
Therapy for Prostate Cancer." The weaknesses of her study highlighted in their
responses undermine its value in any useful discussion about the use of in-office
AACU Mobilizes to Oppose Referral Restrictions
The AACU and more than 30 other health organizations sent a letter in opposition to recently introduced legislation that would limit access to in-office services provided by physicians. The letter, sent to all members of Congress, urges opposition to H.R. 2914, the Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act. Read more...
Urology Delegation Achieves Success at AMA Annual Meeting
Jeffrey Kaufman, MD, FACS, AACU Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, reports that the annual gathering of organized medicine considered much more than the classification of obesity as a disease. Indeed, urology's representatives secured AMA support for legislation to improve surgical and psychological outcomes for current and former members of the Armed Forces impacted by urotrauma. Read more…
AACU Scores Victory for Physicians in Washington State
The AACU achieved a major accomplishment May 20, 2013, when Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed SB 5215, concerning health care professionals contracting with public and private payors. Sponsored by 2011 AACU Distinguished Leadership Award honoree Sen. Randi Becker, SB 5215 was inspired by the AACU's Medical Practice Freedom campaign. Read more…
Looking Back: AACU Founding President Leads AMA 1972-1973
On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of AACU Founding President Charles A. Hoffman’s 1972-1973 term as President of the American Medical Association, the AACU calls on the urologic community to learn more about his service. Read more…