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APCRC - Q's Visit from Dresden, Germany

Drs Froehner and Fuessel spoke at the APCRC - Q’s regular Seminar Series event on the 17th April to an audience of Researchers, Clinicians and general public about their current research in the area of prostate cancer. Dr Froehner shared his research on “Competing Mortality after Radical Prostatectomy”.

Recently, the APCRC - Q was fortunate to receive a visit from Dr Michael Froehner, Specialist in Urology and Senior Physician and Dr Susanne Fuessel, Manager of the Urological Laboratory, both from the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden Germany.

The duo are part of a team that flew in from  the Technical University of Dresden to meet with members of Queensland University of Technology’s Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, as well as medical professionals throughout Brisbane.

The Department of Urology in Dresden provides expertise and advanced treatment methods in all areas of Urology. Experienced staff and well-equipped departments ensure a modern and comprehensive treatment both in general urology and urologic in all specialties. Each year the hospital treats about 4,500 inpatient and 6,600 outpatients. The clinic is one of the largest academic urology centers in Germany and there are medical students, interns and visiting international doctors and scientists in basic and advanced training.

The focus of clinical and basic research, funded by national and international, peer-reviewed research grants are available, particularly in the area of prostate cancer, bladder cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Drs Froehner and Fuessel spoke at the APCRC - Q’s regular Seminar Series event on the 17th April to an audience of Researchers, Clinicians and general public about their current research in the area of prostate cancer. Dr Froehner shared his research on “Competing Mortality after Radical Prostatectomy”.

Dr Fuessel shared the structure within the laboratory at Dresden, in which there is a combined routine and research lab embedded within the Department of Urology, basic and translational research on uro-oncological topics, biobank for cryopreserved tumor tissues, centre for clinical trials and much more.

The visitors met with APCRC—Q researcher the following day to discuss research objectives and opportunities.

More information is available on the Dresden Urology Clinic website.

 

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Current Research Interests

Clinical interests: Diagnostics, surgery and systemic treatment of urological neoplasms; Imaging and differential diagnosis.

Scientific interests: Comorbidity as predictor of survival after radical prostatectomy; Life expectancy and natural history of prostate cancer.

 

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Current Research Interests

  • Prostate cancer (PCa)
  • Bladder cancer (BCa)
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC)
  • Multi-functional carbon nanoparticles for biomedical applications