Bucking the biopsy's brutal bang

26 Jun 2012

In her article for the Australian Financial Review, Bucking the biopsy's brutal bang, Jill Margo investigates progress made in prostate biopsy. Her interview with Dr Phillip Stricker reveals the latest advances in prostate biopsy, how they came about and what they mean to the patient. Read the article to find out how men can now look forward to better and more accurate results with the use of grid-directed saturation biopsy.

AUA awards first prize to our presentation.

06 Jun 2012

All of my patients receive questionnaires to assess their quality-of-life in addition to their cancer outcomes. The results were just presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urological Association of America and won First Prize for this presentation - see poster

Click here to download a PDF of this poster.

New surgical system gives better access

20 Feb 2012

St Vincent's Hospital recently unveiled the latest surgical robot. The da Vinci Si Surgical System, developed by Intuitive Surgical, provides high definition 3D imaging, better instrumentation and greater access to tighter spaces.

Already revolutionising treatment Dr Stricker says 'In the coming months we will be working to analyse surgical outcomes of those who have undergone treatment with the new surgical robot. So far, it seems that the improved model is providing easier surgical access.'

For more information on robot assisted surgery click here.

Nerve sparing surgery - impact on cancer outcome

10 Feb 2012

In a study just published by the British Journal of Urology International, the association between nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy and the risk of increased margins - that is, edges of the removed tumour that show cancer cells – is assessed. Looking at a large cohort of patients who underwent nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, Dr Moore - a Masters student of Dr Stricker - undertook the study in association with the St Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.