RSM Urology Winter Meeting 2017

Between 27 January and 4 February 2017 the RSM Urology section held its annual Winter Meeting in Northstar, California. The short video above captures the flavour of the meeting, which was not only highly educational, but also tremendous fun. If it looks enticing, do consider …

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Reaching men in the community

Men have a lower life expectancy than women, but are notoriously reluctant to seek health care. Alan White (Professor of Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University) discusses the importance of reaching men in the community using settings-based approaches. He describes initiatives that have succeeded by going where men are, using sporting settings …

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Immunotherapy for advanced melanoma

Melanoma has quadrupled in incidence since 1970, affects men more than women, and has historically been difficult to treat once spread. In this short video, James Larkin (Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London) provides an update on immunotherapy drugs in the treatment of advanced melanoma.
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Hazards and heroes: the search for safer surgery

TUF’s guest lecturer at BAUS 2016 was former vascular surgeon Tony Giddings. His fascinating talk is entitled ‘Hazards and heroes: the search for safer surgery’ and in it he discusses safety and quality skills in the field and risk avoidance in the professional environment. The …

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TUF Cycle India 2016

Last autumn a team of fundraising enthusiasts (including Roger Kirby, Editor of Trends in Urology & Men’s Health) cycled from Agra to Jaipur in Rajasthan, India to raise funds for The Urology Foundation (TUF).
This short video illustrates the challenges we faced and encapsulates the ‘can-do’ spirit …

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PET/CT scanning in oligometastatic prostate cancer

Professor Steven Joniau (Urologist, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium) discusses new developments in the treatment of oligometastatic prostate cancer recurrence, particularly the greater accuracy of PSMA PET/CT over choline PET/CT scanning.

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Understanding treatment resistance in metastatic prostate cancer

In this short video, Gerhardt Attard (Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London) discusses his team’s focus at The Institute of Cancer Research on understanding treatment resistance in metastatic prostate cancer and developing tools to allow clinicians to better select treatment for their patients.

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PSA testing in primary care

The Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme (PCRMP) has recently been updated and aims to help primary care give clear and balanced information to asymptomatic men who ask about testing for prostate cancer. In this short video, Mike Kirby (GP and Visiting Professor to the University of Hertfordshire and …

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‘Innovation in Urology’ day

Each year the RSM Urology Section hosts a programme of scientific events with national and international speakers exploring issues of interest to urologists.
The ‘Innovation in Urology’ day organised by Tom McNicholas and Rik Bryan and sponsored by The Urology Foundation (TUF) on Friday 26 February 2016 …

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A new approach to drug discovery

Chas Bountra (Professor of Translational Medicine and Chief Scientist in the Structural Genomics Consortium at Oxford University) believes that too much competition, duplication and secrecy, both in academia and pharma, mean we are not good at identifying new targets for drug discovery. Here he discusses a …

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