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EAU Crystal Matula Award
Prestigious prize granted to a young promising European urological academician
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from LABORIE

Recipients of the EAU Crystal Matula Award:
2013 P. Böstrom, Turku (FI)
2012 P.J. Bastian, Düsseldorf, (DE)
2011 S.G. Joniau, Leuven (BE)
2010 J.W.F. Catto, Sheffield (GB)
2009 M.J. Ribal Caparros, Barcelona (ES)
2008 V. Ficarra, Padua (IT)
2007 M.S. Michel, Mannheim (DE)
2006 A. De La Taille, Creteil (FR)
2005 M.P. Matikainen, Tampere (FI)
2004 P.F.A. Mulders, Nijmegen (NL)
2003 B. Malavaud, Toulouse (FR)
2002 M. Kuczyk, Hanover (DE)
2001 B. Djavan, Vienna (AT)
2000 A.R. Zlotta, Toronto (CA)
1999 G. Thalmann, Berne (CH)
1998 F. Montorsi, Milan (IT)
1996 F.C. Hamdy, Oxford (GB) 

EAU Willy Gregoir Medal
For a significant contribution to the development of the urological specialty in Europe.

Recipients of the EAU Willy Gregoir Medal:
2013 C-C. Abbou, Creteil (FR)
2012 M.J. Marberger, Vienna (AT)
2011 U.E. Studer, Berne (CH)
2010 F.M.J. Debruyne, Nijmegen, (NL)
2009 P.J. Van Cangh, Brussels (BE)
2008 F. Pagano, Padua (IT)
2007 H. Frohmüller, Würzburg (DE)
2006 A. Borkowski, Warsaw (PL)
2005 R.T. Turner Warwick, Exeter (GB)
2004 F.H. Schröder, Rotterdam (NL)
2003 A. Le Duc, Paris (FR)
2002 R. Küss, Paris (FR) †
2001 J. Blandy, London (GB) †
2000 H. Marberger, Innsbruck (AT) †
1999 T. Hald, Copenhagen (DK) †
1998 F. Sole Balcells, Barcelona (ES)
1996 A. Steg, Paris (FR)
1994 L. Giuliani, Genoa (IT) †
1993 G. Chisholm, Edinburgh (GB) †
1992 J.A. Martinez-Pineiro, Madrid (ES)
1990 R. Hohenfellner, Mainz (DE)
1988 H. Hopkins, Reading (GB) †

EAU Hans Marberger Award
For the best European paper published on Minimally Invasive Surgery in Urology
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from KARL STORZ GMBH & CO.KG

J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)
iPad-Assisted Percutaneous Access to the Kidney Using Marker-Based Navigation: Initial Clinical Experience
European Urology (2012), doi 10.1016/j.eururo.2011.12.024

A. Alcaraz, Barcelona
Feasibility of transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery–assisted living donor nephrectomy: Is kidney vaginal delivery the approach of the future?
European Urology (2011), doi: 10/1016/j.eururo.2011.03.021


M. Rouprêt, Paris (FR)
Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital, Paris (FR)
Laparoscopic approach for artificial urinary sphincter implantation in women with intrinsic sphincter deficiency incontinence: A single-centre preliminary experience
European Urology 57 (2010) 499-505
M. Marszalek, Vienna (AT)
Donauspital, Vienna (AT)
Laparoscopic and open partial nephrectomy: A matched-pair comparison of 200 patients
European Urology 55 (2009) 1171-1178

H.U. Jung, Fredericia (DK)
Fredericia Hospital, Fredericia, (DK)
Endoluminal isoproterenol irrigation decrease renal pelvic pressure during flexible ureterorenoscopy: a clinical randomised, controlled study
European Urology (2008) December

J. Grosse, Aachen (DE)
University Clinics of the RWTH, Aachen, (DE)
Success of repeat detrusor injections of botulinum A toxin in patients with severe neurogenic detrusor overactivity and incontinence
European Urology 47 (2005) 653-659

E.P. Ayala, Barcelona (ES)
Hospital Universitario Son Dureta, Palma de Mallorca, (ES)
Management and prognosis of transitional cell carcinoma superficial recurrence in muscle-invasive bladder cancer after bladder preservation
European Urology 44 (2003) 222-225

EAU Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award
For a longstanding and important contribution to the activities and development of the EAU

Recipients of the EAU Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award:
2013 J. Breza, Bratislava (SK)
2012 R.E. Hautmann, Neu-Ulm (DE)
2011 A. Le Duc, Paris (FR)
2010 R. Vela Navarrete, Madrid (ES)
2009 J. Mattelaer, Kortrijk (BE)
2008 R. Ackermann, Düsseldorf (DE)
2007 L. Boccon-Gibod, Paris (FR)
2006 C.C. Schulman, Brussels (BE)

EAU Innovators in Urology Award
In recognition of the importance of inventions and clinical contributions with a major impact on influencing the treatment and/or diagnosis of a urological disease

U.E. Studer, Berne (CH)
J.E.A. Wickham, Dorking (GB)
C.G. Chaussy, Munich (DE)

EAU Prostate Cancer Research Award
For the best paper published on clinical or experimental studies in prostate cancer
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the FRITZ H. SCHRÖDER FOUNDATION

2013 I. Ahmad, Glasgow (GB)

Best Paper Awards 2013

Prize for Best Paper published on Fundamental Research in the urological literature in 2012
Diagnostic and prognostic signatures from the small non-coding RNA transcriptome in prostate cancer
E. Martens, S. Jalava, N. Dits, G. Van Leenders, S. Møller, J. Trapman, C. Bangma, T. Litman, T. Visakorpi, G. Jenster (Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Tampere, Finland; Vedbeak, Denmark)
Oncogene (2012) 31, 978-991 – doi: 10.1038/onc.2011.30

Prize for Best Paper published on Clinical Research in the urological literature in 2012
Pathologic Nodal Staging Score for Bladder Cancer: A Decision Tool for Adjuvant Therapy After Radical Cystectomy
S. Shariat, M. Rink, B. Ehdaie, E. Xylinas, M. Babjuk, A. Merseburger, R. Svatek, E. Cha, S. Tagawa, H. Fajkovic, G. Novara, P. Karakiewicz, Q-D. Trinh, S. Daneshmand, Y. Lotan, W. Kassouf, H-M. Fritsche, F. Chun, G. Sonpavde, A. Joual, D. Scherr, M. Gonen (New York, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, United States of America; Hamburg, Hanover, Regensburg, Germany; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Padua, Italy; Montreal, Canada; Casablanca, Morocco)
European Urology (2012) – accepted June 5, 2012 - doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.06.008

Prize for Best Scientific Paper published in European Urology in 2012
Pathologic Downstaging is a Surrogate Marker for Efficacy and Increased Survival Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Bladder Cancer
R. Rosenblatt, A. Sherif, E. Rintala, R. Wahlqvist, A. Ullén, S. Nilsson, P-U. Malmström, The Nordic Urothelial Cancer Group (Katrineholm, Stockholm, Uppsala, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Oslo, Norway)
European Urology, Volume 61, Issue 6, June 2012, Pages 1229-1238
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from ELSEVIER

Prize for Best Scientific Paper published on Fundamental Research in European Urology by a young urologist in 2012
Genome-wide Analysis of CpG Island Methylation in Bladder Cancer Identified TBX2, TBX3, GATA2, and ZIC4 as pTa-Specific Prognostic Markers
R. Kandimalla, A. Van Tilborg, L. Kompier, D. Stumpel, R. Stam, C. Bangma, E. Zwarthoff (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
European Urology, Volume 61, Issue 6, June 2012, Pages 1245-1256
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from ELSEVIER

Prize for Best Scientific Paper published on Clinical Research in European Urology by a young urologist in 2012
Stage-Specific Impact of Tumor Location on Oncologic Outcomes in Patients With Upper and Lower Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Following Radical Surgery
M. Rink, B. Ehdaie, E. Cha, D. Green, P. Karakiewicz, M. Babjuk, V. Margulis, J. Raman, R. Svatek, H. Fajkovic, R. Lee, G. Novara, J. Hansen, S. Daneshmand, Y. Lotan, W. Kassouf, H-M. Fritsche, A. Pycha, M. Fisch, D. Scherr, S. Shariat (New York, Dallas, Hershey, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Houston, United States of America;
Hamburg, Regensburg, Germany; Montreal, Canada; Prague, Czech Republic; St. Poelten, Austria; Padua, Bolzano, Italy) Bladder Cancer Research Consortium (BCRC) and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Collaboration (UTUCC)
European Urology, Volume 62, Issue 4, October 2012, Pages 677-684

First Prize for Best Abstract (Oncology)
Abiraterone is able to block AR activation induced by accumulating levels of precursor hormones resulting from CYP17A1 inhibition
J. Moll, R. Van Soest, J. Kumagai, R. Graeser, I. Hickson, G. Jenster, W. Van Weerden
(Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Beerse Belgium)
Abstract 824 (AM13-3275)

Second Prize for Best Abstract (Oncology)
Comparative oncologic effectiveness of radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy in prostate cancer: An analysis of mortality outcomes in 34,515 patients treated with up to 15 years follow-up
P. Sooriakumaran, L. Haendler, T. Nyberg, I. Heus, M. Olsson, S. Carlsson, M. Roobol, P. Wiklund (Stockholm, Sweden; Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Abstract 912 (AM13-1607)

Third Prize for Best Abstract (Oncology)
Combination therapy of peptide vaccines and dexamethasone for chemotherapy naïve castration resistant prostate cancer - a randomized phase-2 study
H. Uemura, T. Kimura, K. Yoshimura, T. Minami, M. Nozawa, T. Nakagawa, H. Fujimoto, S. Egawa, A. Yamada, K. Itoh (Osaka, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Japan)
Abstract 98 (AM13-2502)

First Prize for Best Abstract (Non-Oncology)
Bacterial motility and NF-kB activation by clinical isolates from urinary tract infections
M. Lanz, C. Birchall, A. Ali, K. Walton, C.Townes, L. Lim, S. Roushias, P. Aldridge, R. Pickard, J. Hall (Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
Abstract 623 (AM13-2857)

Second Prize for Best Abstract (Non-Oncology)
A new cell in the urogenital tract - cholinergic chemosensory brush cells are sentinels of the urethra
K. Filipski, K. Deckmann, T. Bschleipfer, G. Krasteva-Christ, T. Papadakis, A. Rafiq, M. Wolff, I. Ibanez-Tallon, B. Schütz, E. Weihe, W. Kummer (Giessen, Berlin, Marburg, Germany)
Abstract 62 (AM13-3646)

Third Prize for Best Abstract (Non-Oncology)
Repair of erectile dysfunction using transplantation of human mesenchymal stem cells cultivated on the surface of nanofibrous meshes in rats with cavernous nerve injury
Y. Song, H. Lee, J. An, J. Yun, J. Kim, S. Doo, W. Yang, S. Kim (Seoul, South Korea)
Abstract 325 (AM13-1149)

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