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San Grand Rounds features renowned international speaker on Cancer

Professor Markus Graefen Professor of Urology & Chairman of Martini-Klinik, Prostate Cancer Center at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf one of the leading Prostate Cancer Centres worldwide, is the speaker at the San Grand Rounds this Tuesday.

His address is timely occurring just after the celebration of the 2000th da Vinci robot procedure at the San by surgeons Dr Steve Pillinger and Dr Yogesh Nikam.

Professor Graefen’s expertise lies in robotics, open prostatectomies, seed implantation and HDR-brachytherapy. He has a focus on the implementation of quality assurance programs and the establishment of a prostate cancer database for data on >30,000 patients with life-long patient reported outcome measurements to evaluate the efficacy and comparison of therapeutic options as well as for internal quality controls of the single treating physicians.

Previously he worked in general surgery at Blackburn and Edinburgh and finalized his urologist training at the University of Düsseldorf and Hamburg as well as being a research fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York.
Professor Graefen has published more than 600 peer reviewed papers in his field and sits on the German guideline committee for prostate cancer, is a member for the Editorial Board European Urology, Association of Urologic Oncology and Scientific Board of the Federal Physicians Chamber in Germany.

Grand Rounds is hosted by the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School and supported by the San Foundation and runs from 1200-1330 (lunch between 1200-1230) on Tuesday 21 May.
Professor Graefen will speak on robotic surgery for prostate cancer while the San’s Dr Max Dias will present on the basics of the robotic platform.

Click here for the Grand Rounds invitation.


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