Michael O. Koch, MD, presented “Technical and Diagnostic Limitations to Partial Prostate Ablation for Prostate Cancer” during the 5th Annual Oklahoma Prostate & Urologic Cancers Symposium on September 13th, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

How to cite: Koch, Michael O. “Technical and Diagnostic Limitations to Partial Prostate Ablation for Prostate Cancer” September 13th, 2019. Accessed Mar 2024. https://grandroundsinurology.com/technical-and-diagnostic-limitations-to-partial-prostate-ablation-for-prostate-cancer​/

Technical and Diagnostic Limitations to Partial Prostate Ablation for Prostate Cancer – Summary:

Michael O. Koch, MD, the John Donohue Professor and Chair of Urology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, provides an overview of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA-PRO), focal prostate ablation therapies that have recently shown promise as treatments for localized prostate cancer. Both treatments only have de novo approval from the FDA and have no specific indication for prostate cancer and there have been some disappointing international studies of the therapies. However, several studies with carefully-selected patients who are not thriving on active surveillance, have unilateral significant disease, and have limited calcifications have had remarkable results, with high rates of failure-free survival and PSA reduction. For approximately 10-15% of prostate cancer patients, prostate ablation may be a very good technique.

About The 5th Annual Prostate & Urologic Cancer Symposium:

The Prostate & Urologic Cancers Symposium is held through the University of Oklahoma and the Stephenson Cancer Center to provide new insights in the treatment of prostate and urologic cancers. This single-day program consists of lectures and case discussions highlighting a multidisciplinary approach to urologic cancer care and integration of new technology in the evaluation and treatment of patients with prostate and/or urologic cancers. Dr. Koch presented this lecture during the 5th iteration of this summit in 2019. 

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