Medical manslaughter, patient safety and a just culture

There is growing concern about the increasing tendency of the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute healthcare workers when things go wrong. The case of general surgeon David Sellu, who was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter in 2013 for not getting a patient to theatre in time, …

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Genomics of renal cell carcinoma

This short video summarises the thoughts and discoveries of Dr Marston Linehan, Chief of Surgery at the National Institute of Health in Washington DC, USA, about the genomics of renal cell carcinoma and how this can be used to develop novel therapies for the disease. Dr …

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A snapshot of what TUF funds

Urological problems are an increasing issue (one in two of us will experience them in our lifetime) and The Urology Foundation (TUF) is the only UK charity that funds research into all urological conditions.
After successfully raising 1.3 million pounds last year, the TUF Chief Executive Louise de …

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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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