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AUA 2017 Annual Meeting - Boston
Department News & Highlights
Open Faculty Positions
This Department of Urology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions to join its distinguished group of medical professionals.
AUA Best Video Award
Congratulations to Drs. Joe Liao and Tim Chang for their video entitled "Multimodal Enhanced Cystoscopy for Improved Bladder Tumor Resections" which won Best Video in the Bladder Oncology and Diversion session at the AUA 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston.
What are your ideas? You are invited to participate in Stanford's long-range planning process to help develop a shared vision for the big opportunities Stanford pursues in the coming years. Learn more here.
Stanford Urology's "Stream Team"
Stanford Urology's "Stream Team" showed their support at the spring 2017 Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) "Amp Up" walk/Run to end bladder cancer in San Francisco on Saturday, May 6th.
New article shows that there are extensive chemical modifications to the DNA of prostate cancers called DNA methylation
The changes are known to affect gene regulation, and we find that genes regulated by a specific protein, called EZH2, are particularly targeted by this chemical modification. Furthermore, these methylation changes, since they are specific for prostate cancer, could form the basis of new tools to diagnose prostate cancer.
In a large study covering 10 institutions across the country, over 1400 men were enrolled with relatively low risk prostate cancer, and watched with PSA testing and periodic biopsies. The study reports that men who are obese have a higher risk for showing more cancer or higher grade cancer when they are biopsied after 1 year of surveillance. Likewise, men who have a relatively small prostate and high PSA (high PSA density) also have a higher risk. These men might need to undergo biopsy sooner when on active surveillance. See article highlight in the accompanying editorial in the Journal of Urology.
Dr. Jim Brooks helped author the article, The Radiogenomic Risk Score: Construction of a Prognostic Quantitative, Noninvasive Image-based Molecular Assay for Renal Cell Carcinoma, which won the 2016 Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence awarded by the Radiological Society of North America earlier this year.
Recent publication "Defining the rate of negative ureteroscopy in the general population treated for upper tract urinary stone disease" featured in Uro Today: Beyond the Abstract.
Dr. Michael Eisenberg, who specializes in male fertility, says men are underserved when it comes to infertility testing, partly because it's "incorrectly seen as a woman's problem." In 20 to 25 percent of infertility cases, men aren't even evaluated. That could change, Eisenberg said, with home-based testing that made it easier and less anxiety-inducing to analyze a sperm sample.
Congratulations to the winners of the Western Section AUA Miley Wesson Resident Essay Contest!
Dr. Tim Chang was awarded First Place in the Western Section AUA Miley Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry entitled: In Vivo Biodistribution and Toxicity of Intravesical Administration of Quantum Dots for Optical Molecular Imaging of Bladder Cancer.
Dr. Kai Dallas was awarded Second Place in the Western Section AUA Miley Wesson Resident Essay Contest for his entry entitled: Redefining the Stone Belt: Precipitation Potentiates the Risk of Urinary Stone Disease in California.