The award for best abstract by a resident at the European Association of Urology conference 2017 was presented to David Thurtle in March. The award recognised the best abstract across all disciplines and specialties submitted to the largest urological conference in the world – with over 10000 attendees.
The abstract described collaborative work between urology, radiology and computer engineering in Cambridge, looking at a novel way to image prostate cancer bone metastases. Using only routine CTs, post-processing software shows potential in monitoring metastases overtime – a notoriously difficult aspect of advanced prostate cancer care.
The Urology Foundation medal was presented at the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) conference 2017 in Glasgow. The medal rewarded the best research proposal submitted to The Urology Foundation in 2016/17 relating to an ambitious project seeking to develop a new online individualised prognostic model for men with localised prostate cancer. The work, involving colleagues from Public Health England and the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology in Cambridge seeks to build upon the success of the PREDICT model in breast cancer.