Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass or Individual Course Ticket, Additional Registration Required
This course will provide the framework to create a multidisciplinary clinic for the treatment of urologic malignancies, with representation of urologists, medical oncologists and additional specialists working together in a team-based approach. The course will focus on integration of advanced therapeutics including immune-based therapy where applicable in a multidisciplinary setting. Participants will have a better understanding of the best timing for referrals to medical oncology with specific examples including hormone sensitive metastatic prostate cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy for muscle invasive bladder cancer, role of immunotherapy in advanced bladder and kidney cancer. The integration of genomic tumor characterization and personalized medicine into surgical planning, tumor biopsies, and chemo-immunotherapy selection will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the upcoming expansion of checkpoint inhibitors in urologic malignancies and the changing definitions of disease progression.