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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Management

Professor Christopher Kane

This lecture will address the current best-practices for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, often diagnosed following an elevated PSA level (though usually discovered only incidentally post-mortem in men who have died of unrelated causes). An elevated PSA level, however, may be caused by conditions other than cancer, such as prostatitis. Newer diagnostic techniques, such as MRI imaging with ultrasound-guided biopsy, have led to fewer and more-reliable biopsies. Even after diagnosis, not all cases of prostate cancer require surgical or radiological intervention. As a rule, only cases of high-grade pathology require surgery or radiotherapy. Although those treatment techniques are appropriate when the cancer can be eliminated, once metastases are present, hormonal therapy is often the treatment of choice.

Instructor: Christopher Kane is Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, at UC San Diego Health System. Kane completed his urology residency at Oakland Naval Hospital and UC San Francisco. He earned his medical degree at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, and his BS degree in mechanical engineering at UC Davis. He is a retired Navy Captain and a decorated veteran of Desert Storm. Kane has authored more than 320 publications and book chapters, primarily on prostate-cancer risk factors and outcomes, prostate-cancer surgery, and minimally invasive surgery for prostate and kidney cancer.

Coordinator: Roger Sanders

Course Number: OSHR-70080   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
06/07/2018 In-class 131153 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla