Live Operative Workshop on Uro-Oncology was conducted in Dept. of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh on 9th – 10th September, 2011 about 200 delegates from all over the country had participated in this workshop. The experts in the field of Uro-Oncology had discussed about the latest developments for the treatment of kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. In his welcome address by Prof. AK Mandal, Head of the Dept. of Urology & Chairman Organizing Committee told that not only the incidence of Urological cancers have increased in last decade but also the advancement in the basic research as well as introduction of minimally invasive treatment like laparoscopy have improved the care of these patients with a deadly disease like bladder, kidney and prostate cancer. Dr. Shailesh Puntambker, Pune had demonstrated Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy. Dr. Uttam Mete, Dept. of Urology, PGIMER & the Organizing Secretary for the workshop had demonstrated Neobladder Construction with a channel for catheterization, due to this neobladder construction patient will not have to apply a bag. Therefore, the quality of life and self image of the patient will be maintained as told by Dr. Uttam Mete. Prof. Amlesh Seth, AIIMS, also have constructed a neobladder and joined to the normal passage thereby patient can pass urine through the normal passage even after losing his bladder because of the cancer. The experts in the field also had delebrated lectures on the new drugs like Sorafinib, Temcirolimus, pezopenib etc. for the treatment of advance kidney cancer. On the 2nd day, the Radical Cystectomy with neobladder reconstruction was performed by Prof. Urs E Studer from Switzerland. In fact the neobladder which he had reconstructed has been named after him only.
Watching this surgery by the teacher of the teachers Prof. Studer was a lifetime experience by the delegates as told by Prof. AK Mandal, Chairman, Organizing Committee. Dr. Janak Desai, Ahmedabad had demonstrated a Radical Prostatectomy for a patient with localized prostate cancer. The removal of the prostate in case the cancer is confined to the gland is the best treatment as probability of cure is very high in this condition as told by Dr. Desai. Prof. Anant Kumar, Delhi had demonstrated Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy in a patient with small kidney cancer. Other renowned faculties like Prof. PN Dogra, AIIMS, Dr. Sudhir Rawal, Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute, Dr. JS Sekhon, DMC Ludhiana, Dr. Vineet Talwar, Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute, Dr. Hemant Tangaonkar, Mumbai had delivered their lectures which had benefited the delegates attending the workshop. Prof. Studer, in his lecture had highlighted not only the technical part of the surgery but also informed the delegates how to take care of these patients after surgery to improve their quality of life.