Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Norman, OK

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and holds the Donald D. Albers Endowed Chair in Urology. H has authored 240 peer-reviewed journal publications, 33 chapters of various textbooks, and is nationally recognized for his outstanding contributions to urologic oncology. Dr. Cookson completed his Urology residency at the University of Texas, San Antonio and completed his Urologic Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. From 1998 to 2013, he served as the Vice Chairman of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Cookson has devoted much of his academic career to the management of patients with urologic cancers, with a strong emphasis on Clinical Guidelines, Education and Evidenced Based Medicine. He was a member of the AUA/ABU examination committee for 10 years, including a member of Task for Cancer, Oncology Consultant and Pathology editor. He also serves on the ABU Oral Examination Committee. He is a co-founder of the OKAT, an SUO mandated oncology examination, for which he served as Chair for 5 years. In 2011, he received the President’s Distinguished Service Award from the SUO for educational contributions. He received the 2018 AUA Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service for his role in the development of the OKAT and as chair of the Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Guideline at the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting.

Articles by Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC

Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: 2018 Guidelines

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, outlines the purpose, methodology, and background for recently released guidelines for treating muscle invasive bladder cancer, including cisplatin-based chemotherapy. He highlights recommendation statements regarding patient counseling, neoadjuvant/adjuvant chemotherapy, radical cystectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomies, and more.

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BCG Maintenance Should Be Less Intense

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, suggests that the primary evidence does not provide convincing evidence in favor of 3 years of bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) maintenance for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). He also notes that long-term BCG often leads to toxicities, contributing to low patient compliance.

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Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: 2018 Guidelines

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, reviews highlights from the recently released American Urological Association (AUA) Guidelines for muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). He focuses on initial patient evaluation, the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, perioperative management, patient selection for bladder preservation, and surveillance following treatment.

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