ESOU 2019: Best of Uro-Oncology 2018 – Urothelial Cancer

Prague, Czech Republic (UroToday.com) Dr. Michal Stanik gave a summary of the key papers published in the past year in the area of urothelial carcinoma. He was very brief with the summary of each paper, as he covered numerous topics. Below, we highlight the papers discussed, summarize his main points and provide the reference below. However, there has been a lot of advancements in urothelial carcinoma, so he encourages the audience to use these as a starting point for reading.

ESOU 2019: Treatment of Positive Pelvic Lymph Nodes: Systemic Treatments

Prague, Czech Republic (UroToday.com) During the multi-disciplinary session on the treatment of positive lymph nodes, Dr. Maria De Santis provided the medical oncologist’s opinion on systemic treatments in this disease space.

ESOU 2019: New Perspectives in Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer Treatment

Prague, Czech Republic (UroToday.com) Dr. Morgan Roupret, a recognized expert in the management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and the senior author of the EAU guidelines, provided a talk on new perspectives in UTUC treatment. He had four main points that he spent the most time on, which I highlight below.

ESOU 2019: Conservative Management of Upper Tract Urinary Cancer

Prague, Czech Republic (UroToday.com) In this presentation on the conservative management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC), Dr. Alberto Breda provides an overview of the current status of conservative treatment options and potential future management options.

ESOU 2019: Optimizing Functional Outcomes in Radical Cystectomy: Prostate Sparing Approaches

Prague, Czech Republic (UroToday.com) In this first talk, Dr. Sanchez-Salaz reviews options of prostate sparing approaches for optimizing functional outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomy.

ESOU 2019: Optimizing Functional Outcomes in Radical Cystectomy: Robotic Nerve-Sparing Radical Cystectomy

Prague, Czech Republic (UroToday.com) Dr. Joan Palou gave the second talk in this series about improving functional outcomes following radical cystectomy. The first talk was on prostate sparing radical cystectomy, while this talk focused more on robotic nerve-sparing radical cystectomy.

ESOU 2019: Optimizing Functional Outcomes in Radical Cystectomy: Open Nerve-Sparing Radical Cystectomy

Prague, Czech Republic (UroToday.com) Dr. Arnulf Stenzl gave the third talk in this series about improving functional outcomes following radical cystectomy (RC), specifically open RC. Dr. Palau had given a similar talk but for robotic RC. Dr. Stenzl did note that videos were difficult with open surgery, so he would spend more time talking about anatomy. 
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