Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The treatments for Kidney and Upper urinary tract cancer are quickly evolving.
Research and technology dramatically changed the approach to those diseases.
Partial nephrectomy has become the standard treatment for the majority of
kidney masses, irrespectively of tumor size, but still kidney and urothelial
cancer might need challenging surgery, with radical nephrectomy removing
the whole ureter or tumor thrombus in the renal vein or in vena cava.
Minimally invasive surgery has allowed to reduce complications maintaining
the possibility to spare the kidney whenever technically possible and
oncologically safe; it is still debated if laparoscopy and robotic surgery offer
similar results. Moreover, virtual reality, 3D printing and hologram systems
gave further insights in the anatomical structure of the kidney improving
During the course, some of the most expert national and international surgeons
in the world will show in live and semi-live surgery the advantages and
disadvantages of their approaches, showing specific tips and tricks. Finally,
the medical treatments for the advanced situations are shifting their
paradigms with new molecules and drugs. Expert panels of urologists and
oncologists will make the point of the current knowledge on these topics.
In the third year of the urological courses organized in the historical and
innovative Niguarda Hospital, coming after the successful Around the prostate
and Around the bladder, Around the kidney will give you a 360° vision of the
most innovative treatments for kidney and upper tract urothelial cancer.
Save the date and come to Milan!