Innovations in Urologic Practice 2018

Renal Autotransplant, When All Else Fails

Michael S. Davis, MD, provides a brief history of transplant surgery, discusses the indications for renal autotransplant, and reviews proper surgical techniques for this procedure. He also stresses the importance of coordinating with the transplant and vascular surgery team for success in these cases. 

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Why Should a Clinician Care About 3D Printing, VR Simulators and Genetically Engineered Animal Models for Kidney Cancer?

Richard E. Link, MD, PhD, discusses current challenges in the management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), as well as research efforts to address these challenges. He specifically reviews 3D-printed models and virtual reality simulation for pre-surgical rehearsal and training, and an engineered animal model for identifying genetic targets in papillary RCC.

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The Pros of Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Jeffrey A. Jones, MD, argues that although radical therapy leads to better oncological control than focal therapy, focal therapy may be more appropriate for certain prostate cancer patients in order to mitigate adverse effects. He examines oncological and quality of life outcomes of localized therapies, specifically cryotherapy and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).

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