Better Cancer Free: Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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In this episode we discuss focal therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. Historically, men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer have had to choose between two treatment options: surgery and radiation therapy. Both options involve treating the entire prostate gland, regardless of the size, location, or number of cancerous tumors. Recently, however, more localized treatment options have become available for prostate cancer that involve focally treating only the tumors, rather than the entire prostate gland. So, what are these focal therapies? How do they work? What risks are involved? What advantages do they have over traditional therapies? And, probably most importantly, how successful are they at actually curing prostate cancer? To answer these questions and many more, we turned to a true expert.

This Episode's Guest:
Dr. Arvin George

Dr. Arvin George is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. After obtaining his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he completed his Urology Residency at the Smith Institute for Urology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He remained to complete his Endourology fellowship in New York gaining additional subspecialty expertise in robotic, laparoscopic, and percutaneous surgery. Subsequently, he completed a Urologic Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. George’s research interests include minimally invasive and image-guided treatments, functional prostate imaging and focal therapy for prostate cancer. He is an active member of the American Urological Association, Society of Urologic Oncology, the Endourological Society, and the American College of Surgeons. #prostate #prostatecancertreatment #prostatecancer #focaltherapy