Challenges for Urologic Research: Moving Biomarkers into Practice

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Debate: Can Biomarkers Decrease Need for Surveillance Cystoscopy?

Sunday, May 20
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
Location: MCC SOUTH, 208

Tracy M. Downs

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Tracy M. Downs, MD FACS is a urologic oncologist with a subspecialty focus in bladder cancer. He is an active member in the Department of Urology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Dr. Downs is also a member of the R. Frank Urologic Society ( African American Urologist Society for the AUA). Dr. Downs is also an Associate Dean for Diversity at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Yair Lotan

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Lotan is a Professor of the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern and holder of the Helen J. and Robert S. Strauss Professorship in Urology. He is chief of urologic oncology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and did his residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His practice focuses on oncology and endourology. His research is focused on the areas of bladder cancer screening, biomarkers, decision analysis and health economics. Dr. Lotan has participated in multiple collaborative studies involving early detection of bladder cancer. Dr. Lotan is also PI on several investigator-initiated studies evaluating the role of urine and tissue markers in management of bladder cancer.
He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles and has been invited to write multiple book chapters, reviews and editorials. He leads the disease oriented team for genitor-urinary malignancies at the UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center. He has participated in writing the AUA/ASCO/ASTRO muscle invasive bladder cancer guidelines. He is an assistant editor for journal of Urology and on editorial staff of other urologic journals. He is the chair of AUA Core Curriculum committee. He is also on the scientific advisory board of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

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