Erik P. Castle, MD, highlights recent advances in surgery, individualized medicines, and immunotherapies for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). He reviews updates in genetic sequencing and CAR-T cell therapy, as well as developing role of cancer-associated macrophage-like cells (CAMLs), in these patients.Read More
Erik P. Castle, MD
Dr. Erik P. Castle is a Professor of Urology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. His surgical expertise includes minimally invasive urologic oncology including robot-assisted radical cystectomy, prostatectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, and partial nephrectomy. He has demonstrated many of these procedures internationally as he pioneered robot cystectomy as well as robot RPLND. He directs the International Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Program in Mexico on behalf of the American Urologic Association (AUA), and also serves on several committees and guidelines panels within the American Urologic Association. He is on the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Panel for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) as well. Dr. Castle’s research interests include prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer. He is the Director of the Desert Mountain Care Prostate Cancer Research Fund and is the principal investigator of his lab housed at the Mayo Clinic Collaborative Research Building. His basic science research is focused on novel secondary hormonal therapies of prostate cancer and apoptotic pathways related to manipulations of the androgen and estrogen receptors. He also directs the prospectively collected genitourinary biorepository at Mayo Clinic Arizona, which houses over 40,000 specimens.
Articles by Erik P. Castle, MD
Posted by Erik P. Castle, MD | Feb 2019
Erik P. Castle, MD, argues that while urologists should consider increasing the application of transperineal biopsy, the abandonment of transrectal biopsy is unlikely due to cost and convenience. He sites risk of infections, type of anesthesia, guided imaging modalities, as well as practical considerations to support this case.Read More
Erik P. Castle, MD, explains approaches to improving ERAS for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer patients who have gone through radical cystectomy and other surgeries. He emphasized the benefits of administering Alvimopan in this process.Read More
Erik P. Castle, MD, argues that using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat prostate cancer, as the technology stands today, results in too many negative quality of life outcomes for patients. Therefore, HIFU is not ready to be a standard of care in urological practices.Read More