Hospitals face challenges associated with COVID-19 daily. Many wards at the LMU Hospital have been closed, with staff members being relocated to support front-line colleagues at Corona stations. Ward G4 of the Urology clinic of LMU, which remained closed since October 2021, has reopened at the beginning of May. Here, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all our colleagues who made an essential contribution to the management of the pandemic and welcome our patients to the G4 ward.

The reopening of G4 brings new opportunities for the L4L study team and patients who participate in the ongoing exprimate urine study. This research aims to improve prostate cancer diagnostics.

Since the initiation of the study back in February 2022, with the support of the team at the H4 ward, we have this far recruited 44 patients. Together with the L4L team, our responsible study nurse Ewelina Wozniak-Bauer would like to express her gratitude to all doctors, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals for ongoing support in the recruitment process. We would also like to thank our patients for their contribution to the study and are glad that the COVID-19 pandemic came to the level to continue with our study as planned.