UAB Insight Urology Volume 5
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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.
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Robotic Surgery, Clinical Trials for Renal Cancer
UAB Urology Researchers at Forefront of Effort
to Find Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones
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UAB’s Fusion Imaging of Prostate Biopsy a First
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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
Publications of Note
UAB Medicine News
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).
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