Case Study Urology

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UROLOGY With arrival of Dr. Kittles in 2014 and new Urology Chief, Dr. Lee in 2016, the division of Urology is undergoing a renaissance and expansion of existing programs and the development of new research and academic endeavors. The Division is focusing on a number of new projects such as: Renal Cell Carcinoma, Prostate Cancer, Pelvic Floor and Holmium laser prostatectomy outcomes. At the recent American Urological Association-Western Section meeting in Kauai, Hawaii October 23-28, 2016, the Division of Urology won 1st Place for Best Poster in the Kidney cancer session for work entitled, “Crowdsourcing Assessment of Surgeon dissection of renal artery and vein during Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: A novel approach for Quantitative …show more content…
Lee is giving a Plenary Session talk on the topic, “Biopsy for the Renal Mass: How Much Information can be Obtained?”, as well as giving a lecture to the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons on the topics of “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for High Risk Disease”. He will also be presenting the 2016 International Endourological Society Program Director’s Award to this year’s recipient, Dr. Evangelos Liatsikos from Patras, Greece. Dr. Funk will be moderating a session on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Below is a synopsis of the Urology division‘s research focus, activities, …show more content…
• Perform Molecular Profiling of Renal Cell carcinoma for diagnostic and prognostic analysis in Hispanic Native American and European American Patients
• To conduct a prospective observational cohort study of patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) in the United States
• Advance precision medicine investigations for renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer using genetic ancestry and candidate genes as biomarkers in clinical decision making (diagnostics, prognostics, interventions, etc.) of genitourinary oncologies
• Conduct interdisciplinary studies focused on applying genetic epidemiological approaches and high throughput technologies to study the genetics of complex traits and risks for prostate cancer, with an emphasis on health disparity
• Continue our collaboration with Northern Arizona University examining racial/genetic disparities in renal cancer of Native Americans
• Focus on MRI fusion imaging with targeted biopsy for cancer in collaboration with the Department of Diagnostic Imaging
• Stimulate research interest and collaboration with other faculty members within the department and across UA focusing on female urology
• Increase recruiting of clinical trials to the

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