Challenges for Urologic Research: Moving Biomarkers into Practice

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Debate: MRI as Biomarker in Prostate Care

Sunday, May 20
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM
Location: MCC SOUTH, 208

M. Minhaj Siddiqui

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Christopher P. Filson

Emory University

Biography
Christopher Filson, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Filson's primary clinical interest is urologic oncology (cancers involving the prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, and penis). This includes management of complex urological malignancies such as robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, and focal therapy techniques with state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Filson is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute. Dr. Filson received his Medical Degree from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His postdoctoral training included a surgery internship and urology residency also at University of Michigan and a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at University of California Los Angeles.
Dr. Filson has a particular interest in science and research, and in the pursuit individualized treatments for prostate and kidney cancer. His research has received funding support from the National Institutes of Health, Urology Care Foundation and American Cancer Society. His work currently focuses on understanding how to optimize the use of active surveillance and imaging tests for men with prostate cancer.

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