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News and Media : 2013
Mark S. Soloway, M.D., Professor and Chair Emeritus of Urology, has received the Société Internationale d’Uroloġie’s (SIU) Distinguished Career Award for his significant contributions to the clinical management and understanding of prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer over the past four decades.
Essential to jerk seasoning, allspice is known for flavoring Jamaican and other cuisines around the world with a blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper but, according to a new study by Miller School researchers, the aromatic spice could be known one day for impeding the growth of, or maybe even preventing, prostate cancer, the No. 2 cancer-killer of men in the U.S.
Gaetano Ciancio M.D., M.B.A., professor of surgery and urology, has been elected President of the Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery, an academic forum within the American Urological Association. Elected by society members and announced at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego on May 7, Ciancio will serve a one-year term.
Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., professor and Chair of Urology and the Dr. Victor Politano Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, is the 2013 recipient of the American Urological Association’s prestigious Gold Cystoscope Award. Presented at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego May 8, the award recognizes urologists who have made outstanding contributions to the profession within 13 years of completing their residency training.
Long known for his courage on the baseball field, Andre Dawson recently faced an even bigger personal challenge. “When I found out I had prostate cancer, I was scared to death,” said Dawson, 58, who was elected to the Hall of Fame after a stellar 21-year career. “But I tackled my cancer head on, and did what was necessary to get better. Now, I hope that sharing my story can save others’ lives.”
A study led by Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., professor and Chair of Urology, may dramatically change kidney cancer surgical practices. “The study refutes a key assumption that has limited the adoption of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS),” said Parekh, who is also the Dr. Victor Politano Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgery.
Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., has been elected as the 25th President – and first of Indian origin – of the Society for Basic Urologic Research, a well-recognized society of scientists with more than 500 active members.