On 17th April a conference on the emerging data on new techniques of imaging with MRI, biopsy and focal therapy was convened by A/Prof Phillip Stricker at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. The reason for the conference was to highlight the impact MRI and newer biopsy techniques are having and how they have potentially opened the way to less invasive focal therapies. A/ Prof Stricker and Prof Mark Emberton demonstrated two cases of focal therapy live to the audience who were a mixture of urologists and radiologists. A/ Prof Stricker emphasized that focal therapy is in its infancy and only for a highly select, strictly controlled, group of patients who refuse whole gland therapy and are not ideal for active surveillance.

Watch A/ Prof Phillip Stricker’s presentation below:

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or click here to watch it on YouTube.