Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD

Prostatype Genomics

St. Louis, Missouri

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD, is the global Chief Medical Officer at Prostatype Genomics. He previously was Professor and Director of Urology in the National Capital Region at the Brady Urologic Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He also formerly served as the Robert K. Royce Distinguished Professor and Chief of Urologic Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Siteman Cancer Center, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Andriole received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He trained in surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester and completed his Urology Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he was a Fellow in Urologic Oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Andriole has over 40 years of consistent contributions in the areas of prostate cancer screening and prevention research as well as BPH. He has contributed over 450 peer-reviewed publications. He chaired the Prostate Committee of NCI’s PLCO Cancer Screening Trial, the Steering Committee of the international REDUCE Chemoprevention Trial and the Prostate Committee of the SUO Clinical Trials Consortium. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Academy of Master Surgical Educators of the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, among other societies. He has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Urologic Oncology Branch of NCI, the Distinguished Clinician Award from Washington University, the Alumni Award from Jefferson Medical College and the Williams Award for Prostate Cancer Research Excellence from the AUA Urology Care Foundation, among others.


Dr. Andriole has the following disclosures:

Employment: Prostatype Genomics

Talks by Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD

Updates in Screening: Prostate Cancer Guidelines

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD, a Robert K. Royce Distinguished Professor and Chief of Urologic Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Siteman Cancer Center, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, reviews guidelines for prostate cancer screening, including the unchanged 2018 AUA guidelines and the 2020 updates to the NCCN and EAU guidelines. Following this, he explains why he disagrees with a 2020 article that suggests physicians use a PSA level of 10 ng/mL as the threshold when referring PCa patients to urology and thus biopsy. Lastly, he outlines five ways physicians can improve the early detection of prostate cancer.

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What Role Do Markers Play in Establishing Active Surveillance or Definitive Care?

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD, explains that while active surveillance is on the rise, doctors can do a better job of selecting patients for it. He points out that NCCN and ASCO guidelines indicate that routine ordering of molecular biomarker tests is not recommended, and state that doctors should only perform active surveillance on low- and favorable-risk patients. He concludes that clinical criteria are very useful in determining when to use active surveillance, and notes that MRI and gene expression classifiers add some certainty to the decision. There are other markers that may aid in decision making, but the current data is sparse.

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Non-Invasive Molecular Imaging – Fluciclovine

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD, discusses the unmet need for precise imaging of biochemical recurrent prostate cancer. He reviews data on imaging agents, especially 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT, ¹¹C-choline PET/CT, and 68Ga-PSMA-11, and deliberates on the impact of imaging-guided treatment changes on patient outcomes.

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Image Guided Prostate Biopsy

Gerald L. Andriole, Jr., MD, reviews the history of conventional transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided biopsy and the limitations of this technique that remain in the modern era. He then discusses current and emerging efforts to improve image guided prostate biopsies.

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