Focused Issue on Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions

Posted On 2019-06-24 14:43:32



This focused issue on “Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current State and Future Directions” is edited by Dr. Jay D. Raman, Dr. Matthew G. Kaag and Dr. John Knoedler, from Division of Urology, The Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA


Dr. Jay D. Raman, is currently Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Urology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. He received his undergraduate degree from MIT and graduated AOA from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Raman completed his urology residency at Cornell Medical Center followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Raman’s clinical practice focuses on robotic-assisted surgery for upper and lower tract urologic cancers as well as endourology.

Dr. Matthew G. Kaag is currently Associate Professor of Division of Urology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. His research interests include Chemoprevention of urologic cancers, Non-operative treatment of bladder cancer and Operative management of bladder and upper tract urothelial cancers.

Dr. John Knoedler currently is a practicing Urologist in The Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2009 and has been in practice for 11 years. He completed a residency at Mayo Clinic and Medical School.

Focused issue outline:

  1. UTUC – Epidemiology, Incidence, and Clinical Presentation
  2. Imaging for UTUC – Current and Future Approaches
  3. Ureteroscopic Biopsy of UTUC and Role of Urinary Biomarkers
  4. Risk stratification for UTUC
  5. Oncologic Outcomes of Radical Nephroureterectomy (RNU)
  6. Perioperative Complications and Adverse Sequelae of RNU
  7. Role of Lymphadenectomy at time of RNU
  8. Management of the Bladder Cuff during RNU
  9. Integration of Perioperative Chemotherapy for high-risk UTUC
  10. Outcomes of Endoscopic Management of UTUC
  11. Endoscopic Management of UTUC – tips and tricks
  12. Future Strategies to Enhance Kidney Preservation
  13. Bladder Cancer following UTUC