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ESOU goes to Rome for 10th annual meeting - Prostate and bladder cancer issues top ESOU agenda


12-10-2012      1193 views

By Joel Vega

Management issues in prostate, bladder and kidney cancers will be among the main topics that will be closely discussed and examined in the EAU Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU) 10th Annual Meeting to be held in Rome, Italy from January 18 to 20, 2013.

“As expected from the ESOU’s annual meeting, we are preparing not only a comprehensive update on pertinent issues in urooncology but also aim to find out which diagnostic and management issues require a closer look and how we can best serve the needs of urological cancer specialists,” said ESOU chairman Prof. Maurizio Brausi.

Prostate cancers will be covered in two sessions, one focusing on screening, diagnosis, staging and treatment, while the other will examine advanced and metastatic disease. “Point-counterpoint discussions will debate and challenge radical prostatectomy, focal therapy and active surveillance,” Brausi added.

Renal cancer will be examined in two sessions: localised and advanced. The sessions on urothelial tumours will take up non- muscle invasive bladder cancer and muscle invasive and advanced disease. Debates and update lectures by key opinion leaders will look into emerging therapies and their impact on the delivery of optimal services for cancer patients. In testicular and penile cancers, among the salient issues to be examined are organ preservation techniques, inguinal lymphadenectomy and post-chemo retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND).
Prof. Vincenzo Altieri, local organiser, welcomed the hosting of the ESOU meeting which has attracted in recent years the participation of many urological cancer experts from various disciplines such as oncology, radiology and gynaecology. The 10th ESOU will also include the third Sessions To Evaluate ProgresS in the management of urological cancers (STEPS) programme.

With an unrestricted educational support from Ipsen, STEPS will follow-up on the success of the last two STEPS events. A mentor-type consultation meeting of 15 promising young urologists with three veteran uro-oncology experts, STEPS aims to boost the ESOU’s recruitment efforts.

As in previous years, ESOU will award the best publication in uro-oncology in 2012. The meeting’s social programme will be highlighted with a gala dinner at Villa Miani, an old Roman villa in the outskirts of Rome. Accredited by the European Board of Urology, the annual ESOU meeting is in compliance with the UEMS/EACCME regulations.

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