Section Editor: Arvin George, MD
Associate Editors: Abhinav Sidana, MD, and Jonathan S. Fainberg, MD, MPH
As a result of an increasing amount of clinical data, interest in focal ablation for the treatment of localized prostate cancer has grown immensely over the last fifteen years. We are Drs. Arvin George, Abhinav Sidana, and Jonathan S. Fainberg, urologic surgeons with research interests in using minimally-invasive, image-guided treatments of prostate cancer. As editors of the Grand Rounds in Urology Next Generation Focal Therapy Learning Center, we have created an educational resource that will help you develop an effective approach to focal prostate ablation in your practice, including diagnosis, patient selection, treatment technologies, and patient follow-up. These will include curated lectures on a range of focal therapy topics, original presentations, expert discussions, interviews with leaders in the field, and procedural training, and will be regularly updated as this treatment modality continues to evolve.
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This section will help you build evidence-based support for the use of focal therapy in your practice.
Arvin George, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Arvin George, MD, is an Associate Professor (PAR) of Urology at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. He is a urologic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and management of genitourinary cancers. Dr. George’s research interests include minimally-invasive and image-guided treatments, functional prostate imaging, and focal therapy for prostate cancer. His research aims to identify appropriate use for imaging in diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of prostate cancer, including active surveillance and selection/treatment of patients with novel focal therapy modalities. Click here for his full GRU bio and publications.
Abhinav Sidana, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Abhinav Sidana, MD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery and a urologic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and management of urologic cancers at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Sidana’s current clinical practice includes both surgical and non-operative management of prostate, kidney, ureteral, testicular, and bladder cancers. His research interests include functional prostate imaging, image-guided and focal treatments for prostate cancer, and clinical trials on novel treatments for urologic cancers. Click here for his full GRU bio and publications.