Elsevier launches PracticeUpdate Bladder Cancer Center of Excellence

Free virtual institute and online community focuses on diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer


Philadelphia, September 2, 2020

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today announced that it has launched its newest PracticeUpdate Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on bladder cancer and curated by a world-renowned editorial and advisory board.

The Bladder Cancer CoE, an important new offering for PracticeUpdate members, brings together medical experts in oncology and urology to discuss and provide relevant treatment perspectives and disease information on bladder cancer.

Among the features of PracticeUpdate’s Bladder Cancer CoE are:

  • Video expert opinion – watch expert presentations and discussions on key topics related to bladder cancer.
  • Colleague insights – gain insights from PracticeUpdate’s expert faculty, who select and contextualize important articles from many of the top oncology and urology journals.
  • Conferences – benefit from expert reports on bladder cancer from important oncology and urology conferences.
  • Tumor boards – improve patient care by participating in Tumor Boards or start your own case discussions.
  • Living resources – stay current with free textbook chapters, simplified guidelines, and frequently asked questions.

The Bladder Cancer Center of Excellence is led by our world class, multidisciplinary faculty, who are currently leading multiple trials that will help determine new therapies and modalities in bladder cancer. Dr. Guru Sonpavde, the Bladder Cancer Director at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, said: “I’m excited to help lead this new initiative in bladder cancer, bringing critical information to oncologists and adding a necessary component to enhance PracticeUpdate’s GU content offerings.” He is joined by Dr. Shilpa Gupta, a Genitourinary Oncologist in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, and Dr. Matthew Mossanen, an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

PracticeUpdate now has Centers of Excellence in Prostate Cancer, led by Drs. Oliver Sartor, Thomas Guzzo, Jonathan Silberstein and Brian Lewis; in Renal Cell Carcinoma, led by Drs. Sumanta Pal and Jun Gong, as well as bladder cancer. This offers oncologists and urologists around the world a comprehensive and multidisciplinary set of virtual academic institutions that cover the main areas of genitourinary oncology. These centers will allow clinicians from a variety of disciplines involved in the care of these patients to benefit from expert curation and contextualization of all emerging research in these areas on a continuous basis, participate in case discussions in our tumor board sections, learn from our library of free textbook chapters in GU oncology and improve practice through our expert-led videos on emerging clinically relevant research.

PracticeUpdate.com is a free service providing clinicians with the latest research and medical information that is expert selected, curated and contextualized, including insights and analysis from opinion leaders. The site provides a highly customized experience for its members by tailoring its content to each user’s chosen specialty and communication preferences.

For additional information on the Bladder Cancer Center of Excellence, please visit the homepage.

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Elsevier Communications, Europe
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