Dov Kadmon, MD

Dov Kadmon, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Dr. Kadmon is a Professor of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received his MD from Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel; completed residencies at Rokah Municipal Governmental Medical Center in Jerusalem and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri; and received a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Washington University Affiliate Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Kadmon is a devoted clinician. In his practice, he focuses on diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. He is particularly interested in using surgical techniques to treat prostate cancer. To that end, he has performed over 1,000 open radical prostatectomies, as well as over 1,000 robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomies. Dr. Kadmon is also an internationally respected writer and researcher. He has published over 150 papers in the field of urology, and has received grant money for his research from the National Cancer Institute on multiple occasions. He has also served as a consultant on prostate cancer for the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Kadmon’s research interests include gene therapy and immunotherapy for prostate cancer, biological therapy for prostate cancer, and methods for preventing prostate cancer.


Talks by Dov Kadmon, MD

Active Surveillance – When Can You Continue Watching and When Do You Intervene?

Guilherme Godoy, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Urology and Urology Oncology, Dov Kadmon, MD, Professor of Urology, and Michael A. Brooks, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology and Oncology, all at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, discuss active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer by using numerous case studies outlining patient characteristics, evaluation methods and diagnosis, the discussion and decision-making process, treatment, and outcome data to illustrate best practices. Their panel discussion covers magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-fusion biopsy and systematic biopsy and highlights the need to use both as they are complementary. The doctors also discuss risk-benefit analysis; the role of urine, blood, and genomic testing; treatment algorithms, and important considerations such as those surrounding the patient’s overall health and life expectancy. Dr. Kadmon highlights the importance of integrating experience, common sense, and research. He emphasizes that integrating prostate MRI in AS protocol is imperative and MRI is important both when starting AS and in follow up. The doctors caution that MRI is not infallible; if the follow-up MRI is negative but there is strong suspicion for progression, a regular follow-up biopsy is justified. They advise that these follow-up biopsies be done for a reason and not just not based on an arbitrary time interval. Dr. Kadmon reiterates the point that a fusion biopsy and a systematic biopsy are complementary and should be carried out simultaneously and concludes by reviewing success elements involved in prostate MRI, including the equipment and protocols used, the experience of the radiologist, and whether the radiology program includes a quality improvement feedback loop, emphasizing that all these factors are important.

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Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

Dov Kadmon, MD, defines locally advanced prostate cancer and the basic principles of managing this group of patients on the basis of multiple urologic and oncologic societies’ guidelines. He discusses the current standard of care, as well as ongoing research into the addition of systemic therapies for these patients.

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