A presentation based on a new way of investigating prostate cancer using MRI won best paper award at the Midlands Urology Club annual meeting at Old Hall, Sutton Coldfield in October 2011. This new pathway for diagnosing prostate cancer in difficult cases has been devised by our surgeons over the last couple of years. Encouraging results, and a good presentation by trainee Urologist Sam Grimsley, led to the judges awarding the work the top prize.
The team were also selected to present their experience of Keyhole removal of part of the kidney (partial nephrectomy), which is a very demanding operation, and one that only a handful of major centres in the United Kingdom regularly perform. The results of this surgery were warmly received and applauded.