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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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You're Invited!

Thursday, March 15
Dr. Christopher J. Kane to speak at SBP Insights: Prostate Cancer

Learn how cutting-edge scientific research leads to cures and pioneering treatments for patients. In a unique, interactive format, we'll bring together a scientist, doctor and patient for a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session. Brad Wills will moderate our first event, where we'll take an in-depth look at prostate cancer.

Building 12, SBP Auditorium 10905 Road to the Cure La Jolla, CA 92121

Visiting Professor Grand Rounds
Dr. David A. Ginsburg, Keck Medicine of USC 
Lecture topic: Managing Neurogenic Bladder in Patients that are Unable to CIC - Interesting Challenges
When: Wednesday, March 21, 5:30-8:00 pm
Where: UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Goldberg Auditorium, 2nd floor

Postgraduate Course
The 11th Annual UC San Diego Urology Postgraduate Course will be held September 20-22, 2018, at the San Diego Marriott in Del Mar, California.

Last year's course focused on evidence-based urology in the following categories: prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia & urinary stone disease (including a live surgery, broadcast to the World Congress of Endourology, by Dr. Roger Sur), economics of health care, men’s health and urologic oncology. It addressed the rapidly changing landscape of personalized medicine for the treatment of prostate cancer and also discussed the revolution of immunotherapy for urologic cancers.


2017 Course Highlights

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Stones
  • Men’s Health
  • Radiation Safety
  • Pain Management
  • Live Surgery by Dr. Roger L. Sur 

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