Fox Chase Urologic Oncology Contributions and Accomplishments

  • 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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