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Ep 172 Advancing Cancer Care: AUA 2024 Highlights in Prostate & Bladder Cancer with Dr. Jeff Tosoian and Dr. Woodson Smelser
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Prostate Cancer Podcasts

Listen to leading physicians discuss prostate cancer on the BackTable Urology Podcast. Get tips, tricks, and expert guidance from your peers and level up your practice.

Episode #172

Urology

In this episode of the BackTable Urology, Dr. Bogdana Schmidt (University of Utah), Dr. Woodson Smelser (Washington University in St. Louis), and Dr. Jeff Tosoian (Vanderbilt University) discusses the latest insights and advancements in prostate and bladder cancer treatment presented at AUA 2024.

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Episode #170

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, host Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, urologic oncologist Dr. Philippe Speiss (Moffitt Cancer Center), and medical oncologist Dr. Andrea Necchi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele) have an in-depth discussion about the mission and achievements of the Global Society of Rare Genitourinary Tumors (GSRGT).

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Episode #169

Urology

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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Episode #161

Urology

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Suzette Sutherland (University of Washington) and Dr. Drew Peterson (Duke University) explore the psychological and clinical challenges faced by genitourinary cancer survivors dealing with the urological consequences of cystectomy and urinary diversion.

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Episode #155

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. James Eastham, chief of urology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses evolving approaches and treatments in prostate cancer.

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Episode #153

Urology

In this episode, Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of urology at Feinberg School of Medicine, discusses precision medicine in prostate cancer with Dr. Aditya Bagrodia.

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Episode #151

Urology

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia invites Dr. Stacy Loeb, Professor of Urology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, to discuss the role of lifestyle medicine in prostate cancer prevention.

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Episode #149

Urology

This week on BackTable Urology, urologic oncologist Dr. Bogdana Schmidt (University of Utah) hosts a discussion with medical oncology experts Dr. Rana McKay (UC San Diego) and Dr. Neeraj Agarwal (University of Utah) on recent clinical trials from bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer research presented at the 2023 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Meeting.

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Episode #142

Urology

In this episode of the Backtable Urology Podcast, Dr. Jose Silva invites Dr. Ali Kasraeian, urologic oncologist in Jacksonville, Florida, to discuss his experiences with the Aquablation technique for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Episode #141

Urology

In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Jose Silva invite interventional radiologist Dr. Jamil Muasher to highlight the potential that interventional radiologists possess in offering prostate biopsy work alongside Urology colleagues.

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Episode #123

Urology

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Juan Javier-Desloges, a urologic oncologist at UC San Diego, interviews Dr. Neil Taunk, a radiation oncologist leading the Brachytherapy and Procedural Radiation program at the University of Pennsylvania, about his experience with using SpaceOAR rectal spacer for prostate cancer radiotherapy.

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Episode #119

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Bagrodia interviews Dr. Peter Scandino, world-renowned urologist and professor emeritus of urology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), about his journey to becoming a urologist and life lessons he has learned along the way.

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Episode #114

Urology

This week on the BackTable Urology Podcast, Dr. Jose Silva discusses sexual health with Dr. Arthur “Bud” Burnett, professor of urology at John Hopkins University, with an emphasis on the importance of preventative medicine in improving sexual health and different treatments for erectile dysfunction.

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Episode #113

Urology

This week on the BackTable Urology Podcast, Dr. Bagrodia talks with Dr. Daniel Spratt, professor and chairman of radiation oncology at Case Western University in Cleveland, about the workup and treatment of high risk prostate cancer.

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Episode #112

Urology

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. David Albala, chief of urology at Crouse Hospital, and Dr. Jose Silva discuss the benefits and integration of biomarkers in prostate cancer diagnosis.

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Episode #108

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Jose Silva, radiation oncologist Dr. Neil Mariados, and urologic oncologist Dr. Dan Welchons discuss techniques and benefits of rectal spacing for radiation therapy in prostate cancer patients.

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Episode #107

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with urological oncologist Dr. Ashley Ross from Northwestern University about risk factors of prostate cancer and the importance of genome expression tests to predict tumor characteristics.

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Episode #98

Urology

On this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Jose Silva invites endocrinologist Dr. Rodrigo Valderrabano onto the show to discuss the impact of testosterone replacement therapy on hypogonadic patients and prostate cancer survivors.

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Episode #96

Urology

On this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, Dr. Matt Allaway (Perineologic Biopsy), and Dr. Juan Javier-DesLoges (UC San Diego) discuss benefits and procedural tips for the transperineal prostate biopsy.

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Episode #94

Urology

On this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, Dr. Daniel Costa (UT Southwestern), and Dr. Xiaosong Meng (UT Southwestern) discuss patient selection and procedure for TULSA-PRO, a new transurethral ultrasound ablation system that incorporates real-time MR imaging, as a focal treatment option for prostate cancer.

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Episode #93

Urology

On this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Rana McKay, a medical oncologist at UC San Diego, discuss guidelines and advances in prostate cancer treatment.

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Episode #85

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Jose Silva interviews Dr. Ali Kasraeian, a private practice urologic oncologist in Jacksonville, about different techniques and research on prostate cancer screenings.

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Episode #80

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, Dr. Kara Watts (Montefiore Medical Center), Dr. Minhaj Siddiqui (University of Maryland), and Dr. Arvin George (University of Michigan) discuss active surveillance for prostate cancer.

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Episode #79

Urology

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews Dr. Todd Morgan, chief of urologic oncology at the University of Michigan, about benefits and indications for germline testing in prostate cancer patients.

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Prostate Cancer Articles

Read our exclusive BackTable Urology Articles for quick insights on prostate cancer, provided by physicians for physicians.

The Modern Role of Genomics & Imaging in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Advancements in genomics and imaging are transforming prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment by reducing overdiagnosis and personalizing treatment. Learn more about the integration of genomic tests and imaging techniques to help distinguish between benign conditions and clinically significant cancers.

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: A Tailored Approach

When prostate cancer is at low risk of progression, active surveillance is often the preferred management approach to avoid treatment side effects. Urologic oncologists Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Ashley Ross walk through contemporary strategies for prostate cancer surveillance.

Tools for Prostate Cancer Screening & Risk Stratification

A variety of prostate cancer screening tools can be used to aid in patient selection for biopsy, in addition to guiding prostate cancer risk stratification. Urologists Dr. Jose Silva and Dr. Ali Kasraeian detail the role of multiparametric MRI and molecular testing in the early detection of prostate cancer.

An Overview of Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

The digital rectal exams and PSA blood tests both possess limitations as prostate cancer screening tools. Urologists Dr. Jose Silva and Dr. Ali Kasraeian share insight on society guidelines and research for PSA screening, decision-making, and patient education through a detailed risk-benefit analysis of prostate cancer detection.

High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis & Treatment Strategies

Radical therapy remains the cornerstone in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer, encompassing modalities such as radical prostatectomy and brachytherapy. Criteria for the high-risk prostate cancer designation typically include a Gleason score ranging from 8 to 10, grade 4 or 5, or PSA levels surpassing 20.

Radiation Therapy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Which Modality is Best?

Urologic oncologist Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and radiation oncologist Dr. Daniel Spratt explain their approach to radiation therapy in high-risk prostate cancer treatment, emphasizing the latest clinical evidence.

Rectal Spacer Placement in Prostate Cancer: A Procedural Guide

Dr. Javier-Desloges and Dr. Taunk highlight the various aspects of rectal spacer placement procedures, including hydrogel spacers, equipment, patient position, antibiotic treatment, & more for surgical success.

Rectal Spacer Placement: Who Is The Ideal Patient?

Urologic oncologist Dr. Javier-Desloges and radiation oncologist Dr. Neil Taunk discuss the ideal patient candidate for rectal spacer placement and other factors to consider before a rectal spacer procedure.

Testosterone and Prostate Cancer: Testing & Treatment Modalities

Urologist Jose Silva and endocrinologist Rodrigo Valderrábano explore the complexities of testosterone and prostate cancer treatment, sharing critical clinical insights and diagnostic techniques.

Rethinking Testosterone Therapy in Prostate Cancer Survivors: An Early Look at Positive Clinical Trial Data

Urologist Dr. Jose Silva and endocrinologist Dr. Rodrigo Valderrábano dive into the groundbreaking research that’s exploring the viability of testosterone treatment in prostate cancer survivors. The doctors discuss the importance of proper patient selection and preliminary findings from Dr. Valderrábano’s clinical trial.

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy: A Practical Guide to Procedural Success

This practical guide walks urologists through how to perform the transperineal prostate biopsy procedure. Key concepts for beginning physicians include unlearning transrectal biopsy habits and becoming proficient in the freehand technique to enhance precision.

Which Is Better: Transrectal or Transperineal Prostate Biopsy?

Which is better, transrectal or transperineal prostate biopsy? Three leading urologists discuss prostate biopsy procedures, considering safety, cancer detection rates, and more!

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Tools, Equipment & Instruments

Urologists Aditya Bagrodia, Matt Allaway, and Juan Javier-DesLoges explore the role of various equipment, tools, and instruments in switching from a traditional transrectal biopsy to the more efficient transperineal biopsy approach.

TULSA prostate treatment device

TULSA prostate treatment is a new prostate cancer treatment option that uses real-time MRI thermometry to visualize treatment areas and boundaries. TULSA treatment for prostate cancer requires proper patient selection and preparation are crucial for success. Learn more!

Tulsa procedure technique device placement diagram

The TULSA procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer involves several technical steps, including imaging, device placement, ablation control, & real-time monitoring. Learn more in this guide.

Transurethral ultrasound ablation MRI

Transurethral ultrasound ablation may offer distinct advantages over alternative treatment options for prostate cancer. Xioasong Meng and Dr. Aditya Bagrodia team up with radiologist Dr. Daniel Costa to explain how to establish a TULSA program for prostate cancer treatment.

Doctor demonstrating prostate anatomy for potential radiotherapy complications

Urologists commonly utilize radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer, but like most treatment modalities, it is not without its complications. Learn more about specific complications and the role of patient-specific and prostate-specific factors in determining candidacy for treatment. 

Male patient undergoing external radiation therapy

Internal radiation therapy and external radiation therapy are often used by Urologists in the treatment of prostate cancer. Understanding the differences between the two forms of radiation is pertinent for deciding the patient's treatment plan.

A urologist performs focal ablation using NanoKnife

The NanoKnife System is a new type of focal ablation technology that can be used to treat prostate cancer. This article discusses various details of the NanoKnife procedure and post-op care.

Several NanoKnife probes creating a focal ablation area.

The NanoKnife System is a promising new type of focal ablation technology for treating prostate cancer. This article discusses the ideal candidate for this therapy, and its advantages over other focal ablation therapies.

Man being treated with radiation for prostate cancer.

When deciding on prostate cancer surgery vs radiation, it is important to know all of the pros and cons. They can both be effective treatments for prostate cancer, but you should be informed of the risks based on your age. This article covers both prostate cancer treatments.

A doctor consulting a patient about prostate cancer.

This article discusses the criteria to start prostate cancer active surveillance, various modalities to monitor disease progression, and indications to initiate other treatment.

Disclaimer: The Materials available on https://www.BackTable.com/ are for informational and educational purposes only and are not a substitute for the professional judgment of a healthcare professional in diagnosing and treating patients. The opinions expressed by participants of the BackTable Podcast belong solely to the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of BackTable.

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Podcasts

Advancing Cancer Care: AUA 2024 Highlights in Prostate & Bladder Cancer with Dr. Jeff Tosoian and Dr. Woodson Smelser on the BackTable Urology Podcast)
GSRGT: Collaborative Approaches to Rare GU Oncology with Dr. Philippe Spiess and Dr. Andrea Necchi on the BackTable Urology Podcast)
Prostate Cancer: Navigating Focal Therapy Options with Dr. Matthew Cooperberg and Dr. Arvin George on the BackTable Urology Podcast)
The Terrible Urological 5: Time for Cystectomy & Urinary Diversion with Dr. Drew Peterson on the BackTable Urology Podcast)
Managing Biochemical Recurrence After Prostatectomy with Dr. James Eastham on the BackTable Urology Podcast)
Perfecting Rectal Spacer Placement for Optimal Care with Dr. Neil Taunk on the BackTable Urology Podcast)

Articles

The Modern Role of Genomics & Imaging in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

The Modern Role of Genomics & Imaging in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: A Tailored Approach

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: A Tailored Approach

Tools for Prostate Cancer Screening & Risk Stratification

Tools for Prostate Cancer Screening & Risk Stratification

Contributors

Dr. Neeraj Agarwal on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Neeraj Agarwal

Dr. David Albala on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. David Albala

Dr. Matthew Allaway on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Matthew Allaway

Dr. Matthew Allaway on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Matthew Allaway

Dr. Bud Burnett on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Bud Burnett

Dr. Jeff Cadeddu on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Jeff Cadeddu

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