John Feller, MD, presented “Current and Emerging Role of Radiogenomics” during the 4th Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer on October 3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.
How to cite: Feller, John. “Current and Emerging Role of Radiogenomics” October 3, 2019. Accessed Apr 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/current-and-emerging-role-of-radiogenomics/
Current and Emerging Role of Radiogenomics – Summary:
John Feller, MD, Founding Partner and Medical Director at Desert Medical Imaging, gives an overview of radiogenomics’ current and possible future role in prostate cancer care. He notes the recent promising results of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) from trials, which have shown that using mpMRI before transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy can decrease the number of unnecessary biopsies, limit detection of insignificant cancer, and improve detection of significant cancer. These have influenced the updated 2019 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for prostate cancer. Dr. Feller further discusses other biomarkers for risk stratification and promising research on radiogenomics in the setting of focal therapy.
About The 4th Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer:
The Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary forum dedicated to informing healthcare stakeholders about topics including in-vitro fluid- and tissue-based molecular diagnostics, novel observation strategies such as active surveillance, and novel therapeutic interventions. Along with this forum’s efforts to form a consensus on the future of prostate diagnostics and precision care, it aims to create an educational and research strategy for its realization. Dr. Feller presented this lecture during the 4th iteration of this Summit in 2019.