Dr. Edward Schaeffer has been featured in numerous local and national news outlets to discuss his research findings and interpret other advances in urology research. These include:
February 12, 2019- In this episode, Dr. Schaeffer presents the roadmap for the best way to screen for, and treat prostate cancer. He also discusses the “mass screening” controversy and all the risks involved with treatment.
January 24, 2019- Dr. Schaeffer explains why African American men with prostate cancer are twice as likely to die than Caucasian men.
January 7, 2019- Led by Dr. Schaeffer, the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute will offer innovative, multidisciplinary treatment of all genitourinary cancers.
October 30, 2018- Dr. Schaeffer interviewed by Self Magazine on symptoms and treatment of kidney stones.
April 19, 2018- Dr. Schaeffer shares his expert opinion on prostate cancer screening with US News and World Report Health.
January 23, 2018- Dr. Schaeffer and team receive $1 million Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award.
April 17, 2017- Dr. Schaeffer featured in NBC News article discussing new PSA screening guidelines.
January 31, 2017- Pro Hall of Fame football player discusses the importance of early prostate cancer screening with Dr. Edward Schaeffer.
November 22, 2016- Dr. Schaeffer appeared on the Today Show with Ben Stiller to discuss the importance of early prostate cancer screening.
October 20, 2016- Dr. Schaeffer discusses current guidelines for prostate cancer screening and prevention with the Chicago Tribune.
October 4, 2016- “Ultimately, I found a wonderful surgeon named Edward Schaeffer who I felt comfortable with,” Stiller wrote in an Oct. 4 post on the “Cancer Moonshot” blog run by the administration of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. “He performed a robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Due to a lot of skill and a little beneficence from some higher power, he got all the cancer. As of this writing I am two years cancer free and extremely grateful.”
October 4, 2016- Dr. Schaeffer appeared on the Howard Stern Show with Ben Stiller to discuss Stiller’s prostate cancer diagnosis and the PSA screening test.
July 19, 2016- Dr. Schaeffer is interviewed on NBC Evening News about his research showing that cases of metastatic prostate cancer nearly doubled in men aged 55 to 69 since 2004. “One hypothesis is the disease has become more aggressive, regardless of the change in screening,” said Schaeffer.
March 11, 2016- Dr. Schaeffer’s research and clinical expertise is highlighted in Northwestern Medicine Magazine along with a look into his personal background and what drove him to become a urologist.
September 30, 2015- “We are delighted to welcome Ted to Northwestern Medicine,” said Dr. Eric G. Neilson, vice president for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean at Feinberg School of Medicine. “He is at the forefront of the field of urology, with an outstanding background treating patients with aggressive prostate cancers and investigating the molecular mechanisms of the disease. I have no doubt that his exceptional leadership will bring the department of urology to new heights.”
April 6, 2015- How does one endure the 90-hour-workweek demands of being at the forefront of prostate cancer research and treatment? The trick, Dr. Schaeffer says, is staying as efficient as possible in his life pursuits. “When you think about the critical components of being productive and successful, you must have good nutrition and exercise to help with stress management. And I think you need a purpose in life. Mine is to help men with cancer.” Dr. Schaeffer shares his philosophy on work-life balance on RobbReport.com.
December 2, 2013- Dr. Schaeffer is quoted in the Washington Post regarding new research showing that between 1 and 4 men who have a prostate biopsy will develop an infection requiring hospital care.