15th Mar 2019
The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce that a team from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, will be sharing a 5,000 Euro prize, provided by the Foundation for their paper named the Best Scientific Paper on Robotic Surgery in European Urology for 2018:
Randomized Trial Comparing Open Radical Cystectomy and Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy: Oncologic Outcomes.
Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation remarked, “The Vattikuti Foundation has been supporting advances in robotic surgery for two decades. I am proud to continue this effort by honoring this example of outstanding research published in European Urology, the top journal of its kind in the world.”
The paper, from Bernard H. Bochner, Vincent P, Laudone, et. al. was published in European Urology, Vol. 74, Issue 4, p465-471.
From the Abstract:
Background: Open radical cystectomy (ORC) has proven to be an important component in the treatment of high-risk bladder cancer (BCa). ORC surgical morbidity remains high; therefore, minimally invasive surgical techniques have been introduced in an attempt to improve patient outcomes. Objective: To compare cancer outcomes in BCa patients managed with ORC or robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC).
The award was presented during the EAU Annual Meeting in Barcelona on Friday, March 15th. This will be the fourth consecutive supporting role for this Award provided by the Vattikuti Foundation. The winning authors will be invited to present research at an upcoming Robotic Surgeons Council of India meeting.
For access to the complete Abstract via PubMed, please use this link:
(Photo courtesy EAU / Dr. Mahendra Bhandari)