The International Prostate Forum (IPF) originally started with three urology departments in Japan, Turkey, and the United States.
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The forum emphasized discussions and presentations of new knowledge in all areas of prostate diseases with an early emphasis on ultrasound and diagnostics. The meeting has generally run every 2 years and rotated through the three sites with new leaders joining the effort. Over the years, the meeting has enjoyed a diverse locale and points of emphasis.
The latter agendas now cover all aspects of the benign prostate disease, prostate cancer screening, prostate cancer diagnosis and staging, and therapies.
Asian J Androl. 2015 Jun 26. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.156860. [Epub ahead of print]
Davis JW, Miki T, Akdas A, Watanabe H, Kirkali Z, Wang R, Babaian RJ.
Department of Urology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.