Lawrence I. Karsh, MD

Lawrence I. Karsh, MD

The Urology Center of Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Lawrence I. Karsh, MD, is a Co-Founder of The Urology Center of Colorado, where he serves as an attending urologist and Director of Research & Co-Chairman of the Advanced Therapeutic Clinic. He is a certified principal investigator, and has been the principal investigator on over 250 clinical trials. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and serves on the editorial boards for Oncology Live, Urologists in Cancer Care, and Bladder Cancer. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of the AUA, SUO, ASCO, SWOG, ACS, and the Denver Academy of Surgeons. He has served on the bladder cancer subcommittee and the advisory board for the SUO Clinical Trials Consortium and is a member of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Think Tank.

Dr. Karsh completed his general surgery training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) and his urology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCHSC. Dr. Karsh participates in many advisory boards for new drug development. He lectures and teaches at scientific meetings throughout the country.


Talks by Lawrence I. Karsh, MD

Emerging Indications for a Novel Absorbable Hydrogel Spacer

Lawrence I. Karsh, MD, addresses the problem of long-term complications following prostate radiation therapy and describes how a novel absorbable hydrogel spacer can alleviate these issues. Additionally, he describes how the spacer can improve conventional radiology, enable dose escalation as well as salvage therapy and hypofractionation, and improve the safety of these patients. 

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Point Counterpoint in ADT—Agonists versus Antagonists

Lawrence Karsh, MD, FACS, argues that agonists are effective, sustainable androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) options, and the belief that agonists present a high cardiovascular (CV) risk could be due to selection bias in trials. Conversely, Thomas Keane, MD, argues that patients treated with antagonists have lower CV risk and are more responsive to ADT than those treated with agonists.

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