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Dr. Kane at 2018 GU Cancers Symposium

Dr. Christopher J. Kane talks about the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in screening for prostate cancer. He goes on to discuss arguments for and against the possibility of using MRI before first prostate biopsy. (Click image to see video.)

Dr. Kane served on the program committee of the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, February 8-10. (Video by OBR Oncology.) 


Urology Granted Department Status

"Because of urology’s expansion and quality and because of the independence of the specialty nationally, I am pleased to announce that the division has been granted department status. The new Department of Urology in the School of Medicine will be led by an interim chair, Christopher J. Kane, MD."
Dr. David Brenner, Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine

Read the full VC Message 


Video: Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer

Christopher J. Kane, MD, Professor and Joseph D. Schmidt, MD Presidential Chair in Urology, discusses challenges facing genetic testing for patients with prostate cancer.

According to Dr. Kane, "The technology often outstrips the ethics and the clinical precision of what we do with the data." Although physicians can acquire a great deal of genetic data, they are still unsure of how to apply that data clinically.

See the video here.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, Professor and C. Lowell & JoEllen Parsons Endowed Chair in Urology

At this year's annual meeting of the American Urological Association, in San Francisco, Dr. Parsons presented results of the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study (CALGB 70807 [Alliance]): A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Diet Intervention in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer. This phase III study tested the efficacy of a high-vegetable diet to prevent clinical progression in prostate cancer patients on active surveillance.

Prior to the presentation, Dr. Parsons was featured in a video interview. He spoke in particular about behavioral change, the feature that distinguishes the study from those focused on complementary medicine or wellness.​ (Click image to see video.)Read more about the MEAL Study.

  

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