14. Interdisciplinary Uro-Oncology Symposium 2024

Hot Topics in Uro-Oncology: At this annual training for specialists in urology, oncology, radiology and pathology, the latest findings and developments in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer are presented by internationally renowned speakers. Stay up to date and exchange ideas with colleagues on site!


Careum Auditorium
8032 Zürich




9.45 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.


SGU 6, SGMO 5, SRO 5


9.00 h Registration and coffee
9.40 h Welcome address
Daniel Eberli, Prof. Dr. Dr., USZ Zürich, CH

Session I: Robotic Surgery in Uro-oncology

Moderation: Moderation: Cédric Poyet, Prof. Dr.

9.45 h Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for complex Renal Tumors – Boundaries and Challenges
Ben Challacombe, Dr.

Session II: Rare urogenital cancers

Moderation: Anja Lorch, Prof. Dr.

Discussion “Tumor genomic profiling for urogenital malignancies: Benefit or Non-sense?”

10.15 h Management of penile cancer and importance of centralization of rare urogenital malignancies
Ben Ayres, Dr.
10.45 h Evidence based adequate Follow-up of testicular cancer – What has been changed over the years?

Richard Cathomas, Prof. Dr.

George Mayor Honorary Lecture

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Dr. D. Eberli

11.15 h Achievements in Medical and Surgical Treatment of Testicular Cancer – Past, Present, Future
Axel Heidenreich, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
12.00 h Lunch break

Session III: Localized Prostate Cancer

Moderation: Prof. Dr. C. Poyet

13.15 h Time to stop calling Gleason pattern 3 prostate disease “cancer”
Andrew Vickers, PhD Dr.
13.45 h How much re-biopsy is still needed during active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer
Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Prof. Dr.
14.15 h Coffee Break

Session IV: Advanced / Oligometastatic disease

Moderation: Matthias Guckenberger, Prof. Dr.

14.45 h Radiotherapy of oligometastatic prostate cancer – Current evidence and future?
Piet Ost, Prof. Dr.
15.15 h Future treatment strategies for locally advanced and metastatic urothelial cancer?
Maria de Santis, Prof. Dr.
15.45 h Closing remarks
Prof. Dr. C. Poyet, USZ Zürich, CH



  • Ben Ayres, Dr.
    Consultant Urological surgeon
    St. Georges University Hospitals London,
  • Richard Cathomas, Prof. Dr.
    Medizinische Onkologie und
    Kantonsspital Graubünden
    Chur, Switzerland
  • Ben Chalacombe, Dr.
    Consultant urological surgeon
    Guy’s Hospital & King’s College London,
  • Axel Heidenreich, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
    Urologie, Uro-Onkologie, spezielle
    urologische und Roboter-assistierte
    Universitätsklinikum Köln
    Köln, Deutschland
  • Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Prof. Dr.
    Division of Surgery & Interventional
    University College London
    London, UK
  • Piet Ost, Prof. Dr.
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Ghent University
    Ghent, Belgium
  • Maria de Santis, Prof. Dr.
    Interdisziplinäre Uro-Onkologie
    Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Berlin, Deutschland
  • Andrew Vickers, PhD Dr.
    Department of Epidemiology and
    Biostatistics, Department of Medicine
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, USA


Department of Urology

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