EAU Secretary General, P-A. Abrahamsson, thanks the participants of the congress and invites you all to Paris in 2012.
Intensive training in robot-assisted urological surgery was offered in the course of two days at the EAU Congress. Delegates had an opportunity to try out a number of techniques - many were especially impressed with the new robotic surgery simulator.
Prof. Francisco Cruz talks about the challenges of diagnosing and managing the overactive bladder - and how these issues were addressed at the congress. He also identifies the areas where new data and new drugs are making a difference, and addresses the role of biomarkers in this field.
Prof. Hein Van Poppel offers commentary on the results of the study investigating the benefits of adjuvant therapy following radical prostatectomy in high-risk patients. He will be presenting the detail on the last day of the 26th Annual EAU Congress in his Late Breaking News lecture.
Prof. Jack Schalken gives an overview of the sub-plenary session dedicated to stem cell research as applied in urology. He refers to some truly fascinating insights, which were presented at the session and explains how these findings may bring a new direction to cancer therapy.
Prof. F. Schröder talks about the pros and cons of screening for prostate cancer and evaluates the situation as it stands today. He explains what a urologist should communicate to the patient interested in PCa screening.
Schröder also addresses the much-debated issue of population-based screening and identifies directions of future research in this field.