Eric A. Klein, MD

Eric A. Klein, MD, is an international leader in the biology and management of prostate cancer. Dr. Klein serves as Chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute.

Medicare Considers Coverage of Genetic Prostate Cancer Test

Overtreatment of prostate cancer represents one of the most significant issues in men’s health today. As a result of the limited information available from a biopsy, more than 90 percent of low-risk patients undergo immediate treatment, such as prostate removal or radiation, despite having less than a 3 percent chance of their low-risk disease progressing to become … Read More

How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

Before prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests came along in the late 1980s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were incurable. Within a few years of using PSA, however, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces … Read More

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

Prostate cancer can be hard to detect. Deciding what to do about it if we find or suspect it can be even tougher, for patients and their doctors. Of course we want to treat aggressive, potentially lethal prostate tumors. But we don’t want patients to endure needless worry and undergo unwarranted medical procedures if their … Read More

3 Prostate Cancer Myths

When it comes to prostate cancer screening and treatment, misconceptions persist. It’s important to separate myths from facts: Myth 1: PSA (or prostate-specific-antigen) testing mostly benefits men over 65 Although PSA screening is mostly performed in men over 65, the men who really benefit from the test are young and have a PSA pattern that highly … Read More

Kidney Transplant: Life-Changing Care for Chronic Disease

Your kidneys are extraordinary organs. Each is no bigger than a clenched fist, but they purify your body’s entire 1.5-gallon blood supply multiple times a day, straining it through hundreds of thousands of tiny natural filters to extract waste via the urine they manufacture. Your kidneys also regulate your blood pressure, make hormones, and keep … Read More

Prostate Cancer: 3 Ways to Avoid Overtreatment

It’s easy to see why men are confused with so much conflicting information about the right way to screen, diagnose and treat prostate cancer. While prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, it is often overdiagnosed and overtreated. To help patients make sense of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, here are some recommendations: … Read More

Men Over 40: Start Seeing a Urologist Regularly

When men turn 40, they may think about how to keep their hair or lose their belly, but they may not think about seeing a urologist. They should. To take charge of their prostate, urinary and sexual health — not just to protect them from prostate cancer — I recommend every man start seeing a … Read More

Does Your Prostate Cancer Need Treatment?

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 about how aggressive your cancer may be. While surgery or radiation is best for some aggressive cancers, it’s not always necessary. For slow-growing, low-risk prostate cancers, active surveillance may be a better … Read More

Testicular Cancer is Very Curable

Your doctor diagnosed the “C” word: cancer. In your case, testicular cancer. But there’s another “C” word associated with this type of cancer: curable. Numbers don’t lie. Testicular cancer is treated successfully in 95 percent of cases. If treated early, that number rises to 98 percent. Although a man’s risk of getting it is 1 … Read More

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

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. Both programs are part of Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, where we have … Read More