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Bruce Bracken, MD

Professor of Surgery

  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Manitoba
  • Medical Degree: University of Manitoba
  • General Surgery Residency: Winnipeg General Hospital
  • Urology Residency: University of Michigan
  • Fellowship in Urologic Oncology : Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Board Certified Dipomate American Board of Urology, 1975
  • Medical License State of Ohio
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room 2519
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-4388
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Oleksowicz, Leslie; Liu, Yin; Bracken, R Bruce; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Burke, Barbara; Succop, Paul; Levin, Linda; Dong, Zhongyun; Lu, Shan 2012. Secretory phospholipase A2-IIa is a target gene of the HER/HER2-elicited pathway and a potential plasma biomarker for poor prognosis of prostate cancer. The Prostate, 72 10, 1140-9

Dong, Zhongyun; Liu, Yin; Scott, Kieran F; Levin, Linda; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Bracken, R Bruce; Burke, Barbara; Zhai, Qihui Jim; Wang, Jiang; Oleksowicz, Leslie; Lu, Shan 2010. Secretory phospholipase A2-IIa is involved in prostate cancer progression and may potentially serve as a biomarker for prostate cancer. Carcinogenesis, 31 11, 1948-55

Sweets, Thomas; Bracken, R Bruce; Geisler, Eric J; Warnick, Ronald 2009. Intracranial treatment for solitary prostatic adenocarcinoma brain metastasis is curative. Urology, 73 3, 681.e7-9

Tripp, Lloyd D; Warm, Joel S; Matthews, Gerald; Chiu, Peter Y; Bracken, R Bruce 2009. On tracking the course of cerebral oxygen saturation and pilot performance during gravity-induced loss of consciousness. Human factors, 51 6, 775-84

Bruskewitz, R; Girman, C J; Fowler, J; Rigby, O F; Sullivan, M; Bracken, R B; Fusilier, H A; Kozlowski, D; Kantor, S D; Johnson, E L; Wang, D Z; Waldstreicher, J 1999. Effect of finasteride on bother and other health-related quality of life aspects associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. PLESS Study Group. Proscar Long-term Efficacy and Safety Study. Urology, 54 4, 670-8

Roehrborn, C G; Boyle, P; Bergner, D; Gray, T; Gittelman, M; Shown, T; Melman, A; Bracken, R B; deVere White, R; Taylor, A; Wang, D; Waldstreicher, J 1999. Serum prostate-specific antigen and prostate volume predict long-term changes in symptoms and flow rate: results of a four-year, randomized trial comparing finasteride versus placebo. PLESS Study Group. Urology, 54 4, 662-9

Schellhammer, P F; Mardovin, W; Davis, N S; Bracken, R B; Stephenson, R A 1997. Summary of transitional cell carcinoma of the urethra in men having cystectomy for bladder cancer (by Paul F. Schellhammer, MD, and Willet F. Whitmore, Jr, MD). 1976. Seminars in urologic oncology, 15 2, 99-104

Hedden, R J; Husseinzadeh, N; Bracken, R B 1993. Bladder sparing surgery for locally advanced female urethral cancer. The Journal of urology, 150 4, 1135-7

Tricoli, J V; Bracken, R B 1993. ZFY gene expression and retention in human prostate adenocarcinoma. Genes, chromosomes & cancer, 6 2, 65-72

Tricoli, J V; Yao, J L; D'Souza, S A; Bracken, R B 1993. Detection of sex-region Y (SRY) transcripts in human prostate adenocarcinoma and benign prostatic hypertrophy. Genes, chromosomes & cancer, 8 1, 28-33

Dodd, G D; Kaufman, P N; Bracken, R B 1991. Renal arterial duplex Doppler ultrasound in dogs with urinary obstruction. The Journal of urology, 145 3, 644-6

Douglas, C; Burke, B; Kessler, D L; Cicmanec, J F; Bracken, R B 1990. Microwave: practical cost-effective method for sterilizing urinary catheters in the home. Urology, 35 3, 219-22

Schwartz, B R; Gregg, R V; Kessler, D L; Bracken, R B 1989. Continuous postoperative epidural analgesia in management of postoperative surgical pain. Urology, 34 6, 349-52