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Urology News

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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Publication Spotlight

Jill C. Buckley, MD
Associate Professor of Urology 

Dr. Jill Buckley and her team recently published a notable article, reporting for the first time the use of a surgical robot to place anastomotic sutures for deep posterior urethral stricture repairs. Their study, "Robotic Assisted Proximal Perineal Urethroplasty: Improving Visualization and Ergonomics" (Urology. 2019 Mar;125:230-233), finds that robotic-assisted urethroplasty provides excellent visualization and ergonomics for posterior and proximal bulbar urethral reconstruction. Read the article.


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