UAB Insight Urology Volume 5

N OT E WO RT H Y E V E N T Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID The Gulf Coast Urology Seminar is scheduled for July 18-20, 2014 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Florida, sponsored by the UAB School of Medicine. Topical areas will include prostate cancer, endourology/stones, renal cancer, andrology, and incontinence. Save the date, and for registration and other information, visit http://www.urologyseminar.org/uab or call 800.908.9414.  JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND ave s birmingham al 35294-0104 Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL VOL. 5 NO. 14 UROLOGY INSIGHT T h e Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2014 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster: address changes to: UAB Insight 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 U ni v e r sit y o f A l a ba m a at Bi r m ingha m UROLOGY Renal Cell Carcinoma Urology INSIGHT For more information on UAB’s Department of Urology visit: uab.edu/medicine/urology U A B M ed i c i ne R esources i ssue h i g h l i g hts M D Learn i n g C hanne l For CME-accredited presentations and web-based learning, visit learnmd.uabmedicine.org. Robotic Surgery, Clinical Trials for Renal Cancer UAB Urology Researchers at Forefront of Effort to Find Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones P hys i c i an H Q UAB Medicine online headquarters provides information on referrals, digital UAB Insight editions, news and updates, and more. UAB’s Fusion Imaging of Prostate Biopsy a First for Southeast Visit uabmedicine.org/physician. Same-Day Evaluations for Couples’ Infertility UA B M I ST NIDDK Funds Primary Hyperoxaluria Project MIST provides 24-hour consultation and referral services to physicians. Renal cell carcinomas originate in the renal cortex and are responsible for up to 85% of all primary renal neoplasms. UAB Offers Robotic Surgery, Clinical Trials for Renal Cell Carcinoma Although any effective medical treatment for advanced Featured Clinical Trial 2 Publications of Note 2 UAB Medicine News 3 Noteworthy Event 4 invasive techniques which have been significantly renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains elusive, earlier facilitated by the use of robotic surgical systems.” diagnoses due to incidental CT and MRI findings can lead Sudarshan joined UAB in 2012. He and urologists to curative surgery, now including minimally invasive, James Bryant, MD, and Jeffrey Nix, MD, evaluate patients kidney-sparing robotic procedures at UAB. at The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital and perform several “RCC is a difficult disease when it has spread,” says urologic surgeon Sunil Sudarshan, MD, who leads the robotic procedures weekly at UAB Hospital. In collaboration with interventional radiologists, they renal cancer program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer also offer needle ablation for small renal tumors. The Center. “However, surgical treatments for tumors when modality used to treat kidney tumors is an individualized they are confined to the kidney result in excellent cancer treatment based on patients’ wishes, comorbidities, size, control rates. Our team is routinely utilizing minimally location, and other tumor characteristics, says Sudarshan. Contact MIST by calling 800.822.MIST (6478). continued on page 2