SUO 2016: Imaging and focal therapy: reliable enough? - Session Highlights

San Antonio, Texas USA ( Peter Pinto, National Cancer Institute, discussed imaging and focal therapy in particular utilization of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in prostate cancer.

The traditional imaging was transrectal ultrasound. mpMRI correlation with whole-mount prostatectomy specimens highlights the accuracy of this imaging modality. MRI-fusion platforms have exploited this technology to enhance detection of clinically significant disease. Furthermore, focal ablation can treat these targeted areas in select patients deemed suitable candidates. However, mpMRI is not perfect and may miss clinically significant disease and further research and clinical trial data are needed prior to focal ablation becoming standard of care.

Presented by: Peter Pinto, National Cancer Institute

Written By: Stephen B. Williams, MD and Ashish M. Kamat

17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Urologic Oncology - November 30 -December 2, 2016 – San Antonio, Texas USA