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Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options

with Dr. Matthew Cooperberg and Dr. Arvin George

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Cooperberg (UC San Francisco) and Dr. Arvin George (Johns Hopkins) join host Dr. Aditya Bagrodia in a conversation about guidelines and treatment algorithms for focal therapy in prostate cancer treatment.

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Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options with Dr. Matthew Cooperberg and Dr. Arvin George on the BackTable Urology Podcast)
Ep 169 Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options with Dr. Matthew Cooperberg and Dr. Arvin George
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, May 28). Ep. 169 – Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Dr. Matthew Cooperberg discusses Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options on the BackTable 169 Podcast

Dr. Matthew Cooperberg

Dr. Matthew Cooperberg is a professor at UCSF in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Arvin George discusses Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options on the BackTable 169 Podcast

Dr. Arvin George

Dr. Arvin George is an associate professor of urology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options on the BackTable 169 Podcast

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

Synopsis

First, the doctors discuss focal therapy in prostate cancer treatment from various perspectives, including the challenges of treating certain lesions, the comparison of different focal therapy modalities like high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and brachytherapy, cryotherapy and the importance of patient-specific factors in treatment decisions. They emphasize the need for clinical trials and registries to validate focal therapy outcomes, the potential expansion of indications for focal therapy, and the critical role of advanced imaging and genomic classifiers in patient selection and treatment planning. The discussion also touches on the potential of focal therapy to evolve as a standard care option alongside advancements in understanding the biology of prostate cancer and improving imaging and treatment technologies.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction
05:24 - Focal Therapy Definitions, Techniques, and Patient Selection
11:45 - Ideal Patients for Focal Therapy
25:30 - The Role of Genomic Classifiers in Treatment Decisions
30:56 - Addressing High-Risk Patient Concerns
37:51 - Advancements and Considerations in Focal Therapy Modalities
56:13 - The Future of Focal Therapy

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