Laurence Klotz, MD, presented “MRI-Guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA) in Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer” during the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23rd, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.


How to cite: Klotz, Laurence. MRI-Guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA) in Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer” January 23rd, 2020. Accessed Aug 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/mri-guided-transurethral-ultrasound-ablation-tulsa-for-prostate-cancer/

MRI-Guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA) in Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer – Summary:

Laurence Klotz, MD, Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Chair of Prostate Cancer Research, discusses a newly FDA-approved treatment of localized prostate cancer: MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA). He explains how using MRI improves ablation technique, offers a technical overview of the procedure, and then reviews clinical trials of TULSA. As Dr. Klotz describes, MRI thermometry allows physicians to see what temperature the tissue is reaching during ablation, and the use of urethral and rectal cooling helps protect the urethra, making TULSA an effective treatment. He then explores a clinical study of MRI-guided TULSA conducted in five countries that showed a significant reduction of the prostate with minimal adverse effects.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Klotz gave this presentation during the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

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