From: Andrology Australia [] On Behalf Of Andrology Australia Sent: Friday, 6 October 2017 8:02 AM To: Ross Baker <> Subject: Male Briefs – October 2017


A monthly bulletin on men’s health. Andrology Australia provides free education and resources to health professionals and the community.
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October 2017


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We are very pleased to announce that a new Chief Executive Officer has recently been appointed to lead Andrology Australia. Mr Simon von Saldern has accepted the position and comes to us with a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to lead the project over the coming years.
Look out for a longer introduction to Simon and his vision for Andrology Australia and men’s health in the upcoming summer edition of The Healthy Male.

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In practice


Male infertility case study

Fertility Week is a great time to be increasing your knowledge on male infertility and getting your RACGP/ACRMM CPD points.
The Andrology Australia ALM on Reproductive health disorders in young adult males includes a case study which aims to provide knowledge, skills and communication strategies to assist GPs in the diagnosis and management of a couple where the male partner presents with impaired fertility.
The case study focuses on recognising the need to involve both partners in investigation and management for fertility and outlines a systematic approach to management and follow-up of couples presenting with male infertility.

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Male infertility resources

Andrology Australia has supportive clinical summary guides, one focusing on male infertility diagnosis and management in general practice. Download or orderyour clinical summary guides today.
For patients, the consumer guide ‘Male Infertility – A child of our own‘ is an excellent resource for  providing information on male infertility, written specifically for couples dealing with this issue.


In the journals


Mortality and other outcomes for localised prostate cancer

The aim of a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine was to determine all-cause and prostate-cancer specific mortality over almost 20 years of follow-up; and to describe disease progression, treatments received, and patient-reported outcomes during the original follow-up period of 12 years.

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In the news


Precise radiation therapy blasts offer cancer hope

Adelaide Advertiser 27 Sep 2017, p13

Advanced radiotherapy could cure nearly three in four terminal prostate cancer cases. Researchers in London said 71 per cent of men with the disease were free of it five years after treatment. The extremely precise form of radiotherapy is called intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT. It lets specialists blast the lymph nodes in the pelvis, often the first place advanced cancer reaches after leaving the prostate. IMRT allows the radiation to be fired in a far more precise pattern, sparing the rest of the body.

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Older parents pass down more genetic mutations

Bionews 25 Sep 2017

Parents pass on more new genetic mutations to their children with age, and fathers pass on more than mothers, according to a study.

While mothers passed on a new mutation for every three years of age, fathers passed on a new mutation for every eight months of age. Most of these will not have any effect, yet some may contribute to genetic diseases.

‘An extraordinarily large percentage of rare diseases in children are rooted in mutations that are not found in their parents,’ said Dr Kári Stefánsson of deCODE genetics, the Icelandic company which carried out the study, published in Nature.

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Fertility Week 15-21 October

The aim of Fertility Week is to promote conversations and awareness about factors that affect fertility, and  encourage individuals and health professionals to spread the word.
This year Fertility Week fights chemicals in the home that may reduce your chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. has some great information to download and share via social media #fertilityweek
Your Fertility is brought to you by the Fertility Coalition: the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)Andrology AustraliaJean Hailes Research Unit and The Robinson Research Institute.


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