Talking Urology

Audio Podcasts

TALKING UROLOGY IS a series of audio podcasts supported via an educational grant from IPSEN.

Dr Joseph Ischia and A Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk are Urologists based in Melbourne who have developed the series ‘Talking Urology’ from interviews with leading international and local physicians who are authors of key published clinical papers.

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Episode 1 - Dr David Quinn


Dr. Quinn is currently the Medical Director of the Norris Cancer Hospital, the Head of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

He is a medical oncologist and an international expert in the field of clinical trials and molecular correlative studies in genitourinary cancer and early therapeutics.

Episode 2 - A/Prof Shahrokh Shariat


A/Prof Shariat is currently professor and chairman of the department of urology, Medical University of Vienna General Hospital, Austria.

He is also adjunct professor of urology and medical oncology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, and adjunct professor or urology at the University of Texas  Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.

Episode 3 - Dr Daniel Lin


Dr. Lin is Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology in the Department of Urology and holds the Bridges Endowed Professorship for Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Lin’s major basic/translational research interests are in prostate chemoprevention and molecular/genomic biomarkers for aggressive prostate cancer, and his major clinical research efforts are in prostate cancer active surveillance and novel strategies in high-risk prostate cancer.

Episode 4 - Dr Victor W. Nitti


Dr. Nitti is a Professor of Urology and OB/GYN, Vice-Chairman of Urology, Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center.

A graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Nitti completed his urology residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY and his fellowship in Female Urology, Neurourology, and Reconstructive Urology at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Urology.

Episode 5 - Dr Laurence Klotz


Dr. Klotz is the founding editor of the Canadian Urology Association Journal and is now the Editor Emeritus. He is chairman of the Canadian Urology Research Consortium and is a widely published uro-oncologist with over 300 publications and 4 books.

His main research interest has been prostate cancer and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for meritorious public service.

Episode 6 - A/Prof Christopher J Sweeney


The Talking Urology team discuss the Chemohormonal Therapy in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer (CHAARTED6) trial with lead author Christopher Sweeney, who is a Medical Oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA.

His primary research interest is drug discovery and development with an academic focus on the management of genitourinary malignancies, in particular prostate and testicular cancer.

Episode 7 - Dr Stacy Loeb


Joseph talks to Stacy about the management of prostate cancer in New York and the growing trend and impact of social media in medicine. Dr Loeb is an Assistant Professor of Urology and Population Health at New York University, specializing in prostate cancer.

Dr. Loeb attended medical school at Northwestern University and completed her urology residency training at Johns Hopkins. She is also a recognized expert on social media in medicine.

Episode 8 - Dr Hendrik Van Poppel


Prof Van Poppel is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

He is a Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, where he is also Study Coordinator and Treasurer of the Genito-Urinary Group. He is Chairman of the Educational Office of the EAU and Director of the European School of Urology.