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CEM16: Looking beyond surgery to boost urology

It is essential to look beyond the boundaries of surgery and instead focus on organ-based management approaches if urology has to hurdle future challenges. This was the challenge highlighted by Prof. Manfred Wirth, EAU Treasurer and Communications head  during his remarks at the first plenary session...
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[SEEM16] mpMRI: A more accurate alternative to biopsy?

Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) can help prevent overdiagnosis of prostate cancer. It can potentially replace biopsy in active surveillance, help avoid biopsies in low-risk patients with normal MRI, and reduce the number of cores per biopsy in prostate cancer treatment....
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[SEEM16] Robotic prostatectomy: A viable option in Eastern Europe

Based on the increasing number of robotic radical prostatectomy cases per year and da Vinci surgical systems installed, robotic prostatectomy is a viable option in Eastern Europe, particularly in Turkey. Currently, it has 34 da Vinci surgical systems, making...
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BALTIC16: Expert warns of drug resistance in mCRPC patients

Although there are small gains in providing hormone and chemotherapy to metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patient, experts cautioned that the increased use of these new agents may lead to new patterns of resistance. “With increasing use of novel...
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SEEM15 Day 2: Courses, Competitions and Young Urologists

The second day of the 11th EAU South-Eastern European Meeting was a microcosm of the EAU itself: education, training, support for young urologists and diversity in membership. Early risers could attend the ESU Course on endourology and related oncology,...
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SEEM15 Day 1: Training the essentials of Laparoscopy

The 11th South Eastern European Meeting got off to a flying start as Regional Office Chairman Prof. Bob Djavan welcomed the large and internationally diverse crowd. “It’s my pleasure to welcome Turkish opinion leaders, and experts from all across...
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CEM15: Surgical limits in metastatic kidney cancer

Not all patients with advanced kidney cancer would benefit from nephrectomy, prompting experts to consider other less radical or aggressive options such as partial nephrectomy or lymph node dissection. “Partial nephrectomy should be considered standard of care whenever possible...