Eric A. Klein, MD

Eric A. Klein, MD

Eric A. Klein, MD, is an international leader in the biology and management of prostate cancer. A 23-year Cleveland Clinic veteran, Dr. Klein serves as Chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, including the nation's No. 2 urology and nephrology programs according to U.S.News & World Report. Dr. Klein also currently serves as editor-in-chief of Urology.

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Medicare Considers Coverage of Genetic Prostate Cancer Test

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetics, Oncotype DX Prostate test, prostate cancer, prostate screening

The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test allows more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment. Now, a proposal for Medicare coverage is under review.

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How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

Tags: cancer, fusion-guided biopsy, genetics, health screenings, prostate cancer, PSA, PSA screening, test results

To avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer, we need to be smarter about how we use prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests. Recommendations for screening have already begun to change. Learn more.

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Fusion Guided Biopsy: A Smarter Way to Look for Prostate Cancer

Tags: biopsy, cancer, MRI, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA, PSA screening, study, ultrasound

Finding prostate tumors that need to be treated versus those that aren’t dangerous isn’t easy. A new technology called fusion guided biopsy combines MRI and ultrasound. The result: a better screening tool.

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3 Prostate Cancer Myths

Tags: health screenings, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA, PSA screening

Eric Klein, MD, dispels common myths about prostate cancer, including misconceptions about prostate-specific-antigen (PSA) testing and prostate surgery.

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Kidney Transplant: Life-Changing Care for Chronic Disease

Tags: kidney, kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney transplant

Cleveland Clinic’s expanding kidney transplant program, streamlined waiting times and other innovations are improving access to this life-changing surgery.

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Prostate Cancer: 3 Ways to Avoid Overtreatment

Tags: prostate, prostate cancer, PSA, PSA screening

Much confusion exists about the right way to screen, diagnose and treat prostate cancer. It’s time to refine our screening approach to curb overdiagnosis and overtreatment of this common cancer.

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Men Over 40: Start Seeing a Urologist Regularly

Tags: enlarged prostate, men of all ages, prostate, prostate cancer, PSA screening, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

Men over 40 should start seeing a urologist regularly to stay proactive with their prostate, urinary and sexual health. Urologist Eric Klein, MD, talks about why it’s a good idea.

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Does Your Prostate Cancer Need Treatment?

Tags: PIVOT, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, prostate month, prostate-specific antigen, PSA, PSA screening, urology

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, don’t assume that surgery or radiation therapy is in your future. First, talk to your doctor. While surgery or radiation is best for some aggressive cancers, it’s not always necessary.

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Testicular Cancer is Very Curable

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, CT scan, metastatic tumor, scrotum, seminoma, testes, testicle, testicular cancer, testicular cancer awareness month 2013, testis cancer

Any kind of cancer diagnosis is scary, and testicular cancer definitely sounds bad. But it’s highly treatable. Eric A. Klein, MD, talks about the excellent chances for cure.

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Urology and Nephrology Earn Top Spots in U.S. News

Tags: bladder cancer, BPH, dialysis, kidney cancer, kidney disease, nephrology, prostate cancer, U.S. News rankings, urology

For the first time, our urology and nephrology programs are each ranked No. 1 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s “Best Hospitals 2013” rankings. We are both delighted and humbled by this recognition.