Genomic Testing and Hereditary Prostate Cancer - Leonard Gomella

Leonard Gomella, MD presents a lecture on The Role for Genomic Testing and Hereditary Prostate Cancer.  Dr. Gomella begins his presentation with the movement beyond somatic testing and into germline testing and presents a number of basic principles of genomic testing, prostate cancer genomics, current prostate cancer testing guidelines, 2017 International Consensus recommendations, and the future direction of this testing and its implications on treating men with prostate cancer.  

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Professor, Chair, Department of Urology, Director, Kimmel Cancer Center Network. Specializing in Urology, Urologic Oncology

Dr. Leonard Gomella is the Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Jefferson Medical College. Originally from New York, Dr. Gomella completed medical school, general surgery, and urology training at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. After a Urologic Oncology Fellowship in the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, he joined the faculty of Jefferson Medical College in 1988 and was appointed Chair in 2002. He is also Associate Director for Clinical Affairs for the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson and Urology Chair for RTOG, serving as lead Urology investigator on multiple national trials. In 2008 he was named Clinical Director of the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network. Dr. Gomella is involved in both basic science and clinical research in the development of new diagnostic techniques and treatments for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer through Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center.

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