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Fox Chase Urologic Oncology Contributions and Accomplishments

September 16, 2017

Fox Chase’s Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology looks back at its top accomplishments in 2016-17.

Faculty Distinctions and Updates


  • 134 PubMed Indexed Publications in 2016-2017 with Urologic Oncology Division Members as Co-Authors
  • Perineal Prostate Biopsy is now available to patients, eliminating risks of urinary sepsis. 
  • Numerous abstracts presented at various academic meetings throughout the year:  American Urological Association Meeting in Boston, MA, GU ASCO Meeting in Orlando, FL, American Association for Cancer Research Meeting, Washington DC, Society of Urologic Oncology Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • Alexander Kutikov and Robert Uzzo again invited to co-author chapter on adrenal disorders in the 12th Edition of “Campbell-Walsh Urology.”
  • Marc Smaldone and Alexander Kutikov co-edited the Urologic Clinics of North America issue titled “The Small Renal Mass and Its Management in Urologic Practice,” which included authors from major academic centers from across the country.
  • UroLift Device is now available to patients for BPH treatment.
  • The Division successfully matched 2 Society of Urologic Oncology Fellows from University of California San Fransisco and Albert Einstein University Program in New York.
  • Graduating Society of Urologic Oncology fellows secured positions at University of Connecticut and Itzhak Shamir Medical Center, Israel.
  • Two graduating residents (Daniel Parker from Temple and David Cahn from Einstein program) elected to pursue the field of Urologic Oncology 


Awards / Recognitions


Robert Uzzo

  • Society of Urologic Oncology President’s Distinguished Service Award, May 2017
  • Annual Andrew Novick Award, Kidney Cancer Foundation, November 2016
  • 36th Annual Ralph E. Hopkins Urology Seminar at Jackson Hole, 1st Place Award, 2016
  • Vice Chair 2017 Renal Cancer Guidelines
  • Member ASCO Renal Cancer Guidelines
  • Member ACR Consensus Committee of Renal Cancer Imaging 
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors Award, 2017
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs Award, 2017

Alexander Kutikov

  • Promoted to Professor of Surgical Oncology
  • Named Chief of Urologic Oncology
  • Named Reviewer of the Month of August and Reviewers of the Year for 2017 by European Urology Journal (Urology’s Top Journal)
  • American Urological Association's Urology Care Foundation, Prostate Health Committee Panel Member
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors Award, 2017
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs Award, 2017

Phillip Abbosh

  • Received R21 CA218976 National Institute of Health Grant Funding: Development of personalized surgical algorithms for muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients.

Richard Greenberg

  • Named Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Inaugural Master Clinician
  • Member, NCCN Bladder/Penile Cancers Panel
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors Award, 2017
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs Award, 2017

David Y.T. Chen

  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors Award, 2017
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs Award, 2017

Marc Smaldone

  • Promoted to Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology
  • Editor, Prostate Cancer, AUA Core Curriculum 
  • Member, NCCN Early Detection of Prostate Cancer guidelines 
  • AUA Quality and Safety Committee, member




Robert G. Uzzo

  • AUA Guidelines 2017: Evaluation and Management of Localized Renal Mass
  • 20 Invited Lectures including the 7 Visiting Professorships:
    • Reed A. Nesbitt Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • University of Pittsburgh Visiting Professor in Urology, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Rifaat Dagher Visiting Professor, Henry Ford West Bloomfield, MI
    • John Mordente Memorial Lecture-Winthrop University, Mineola, NY
    • Malashock Visiting Professor in Urology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
    • Long Island Jewish, Smith Institute for Urology, Lake Success, NY
    • The Whitmore Visiting Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Andrew Novick Lecture, Kidney Cancer Foundation
  • GU ASCO - Review of High Impact Publications for 2017
  • AUA 2017 Plenary Session: Technical Considerations of Hilar Renal Masses
  • Plenary Session at Urologic Society
  • Plenary at GU Surgeons Meeting
  • Led two Graduate Courses at the American Urological Association Meeting in Boston  
  • Moderator: Second Opinion Cases: Renal Hilar Mass
  • 36th Annual Ralph E. Hopkins Urology Seminar at Jackson Hole, 1st Place Award, 2016

Alexander Kutikov

  • European Association of Urology Robotic Urology Section Meeting: Invited lecturer and moderator for live surgery sessions. Bruges, Belgium
  • Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group Meeting, Melbourne, Australia: Invited lecturer.
  • Florida Urological Society: Invited lecturer.
  • Society of Urologic Oncology Meeting at the AUA17: Plenary Session:  Best Kidney Cancer Papers from the Past Year
  • Moderator, PD56: Prostate Cancer: Localized: Ablative Therapy II, AUA 2017, Boston, MA
  • Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada, 8th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada – International Faculty.
  • Held a Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Webinar on Urinary Diversions
  • Video showcasing a Retroperitoneoscopic Robotic Partial Nephrectomy was featured on the European Association Of Urology’s Surgery in Motion School Website
  • New Management Approaches to Bladder Cancer, Clinical Convergence Program at the Society of Urologic Oncology Meeting, San Antonio, TX – Faculty Speaker. “Collaborative Approach to Bladder Cancer Care.”
  • Winthrop University Hospital Grand Rounds, Long Island, NY  – Invited Lecturer.  “State of Surgery for Localized Kidney Cancer: Is a Chance to Cut a Chance to Cure?”
  • European Urology Editorial Board Meeting, London, UK – Editorial Board Member. “Digital Media Update for the Platinum Journal.”
  • 15th International Kidney Cancer Symposium, Miami, FLA – Invited Lecturer and Panelist. 

Richard Greenberg

  • Invited Lecturer at Urologic Oncology Symposium, Minsk, Belorus

Rosalia Viterbo

  • Take Home Messages by Women Urologist Leaders: Minimally Invasive Surgery, American Urological Association, Meeting 2017
  • Congreso Argentino de Urologia: Invited Lecturer

Marc Smaldone

  • Active Surveillance Appears to Be Safe for Small Renal Masses, GU ASCO, Orlando, FL


Leadership and Service Outside Fox Chase


Robert Uzzo

  • Board Member, Executive Committee of the Society of Urologic Oncology
  • President of the SUO Clinical Trials Consortium
  • Lead AUA and ASCO Guideline Panels for Management of Small Renal Mass

Alexander Kutikov

  • President, Society of Urologic Oncology Young Urologic Oncology Section
  • Vice President, Philadelphia Urologic Society
  • Led international collaborative review on renal surgery for complex renal masses published in Urology’s Top Journal (European Urology IF = 16.265)

Marc Smaldone

  • Serves as the regional clinical champion for the Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative. Managed by the healthcare improvement foundation, PURC is a physician led prostate cancer quality improvement collaborative, jointly funded by Independence Blue Cross and partnerships for patient care, encompassing 8 academic and 1 large urology practices (more than 100 participating urologists) across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • American Urologic Association Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee 

David Chen

  • Steering Committee Member, Philadelphia Urologic Society


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