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European Urology Best Scientific Paper Published in 2011 Award

Vipul Patel, MD, Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute and Medical Director of the Urologic Oncology Program recently received the honor of the best scientific paper of 2011 by European Urology for their article, “Pentafecta: A new concept for reporting outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.”

Pentafecta is a comprehensive method for reporting outcomes after radical prostatectomy. It combines complications and positive surgical margin rates with the major outcomes currently reported in the trifecta rates. It more accurately represents the patients’ expectations after minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer and can be used when counseling patients with clinically localized disease.

European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, has been a prestigious urology journal for over 35 years and is read by more than 20,000 urologists worldwide. The journal has an impact factor of 8.843, making it the leading scientific publication in the field of urology.

Dr. Patel and his team will be honored with this award in February 2012 at the EAU annual meeting in Paris, France.

The full article can be read at

Wednesday, December 21, 2011