Dr. Guillaume Ploussard (MD, PhD) is working as uro-oncologist in Toulouse, France, at Saint-Jean Languedoc Hospital and Institut Universitaire du Cancer-Oncopole. After medical school at the University of Paris, he completed a robotics fellowship during his training at the Department of Urology, McGill University in Canada. His main interests include basic research (biomarkers in prostate cancer) and clinical research (focal therapy, minimally invasive techniques, fusion biopsies) that has been funded by research grants in uro-oncology.
Ploussard is currently managing editor of World Journal of Urology, Associate Editor of Progrès en Urologie, section editor of European Urology Today, member of the sub-committee at the EAU Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU), chairman of the EAU working group on prostate cancer and member of the French Cancerology Committee (CC-AFU). He has published more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and received multiple national and international awards for his work.
Dr. Roderick van den Bergh is a urologist working at St Antonius Hospital in the Utrecht area in The Netherlands. His main areas of expertise are prostate and bladder cancer, performing robotic prostatectomy and cystectomy. His career in urology started with a PhD within the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) in Rotterdam on active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer (under Profs. Bangma and Schröder), where he worked on the PRIAS study (Prostate Cancer Research International: Active Surveillance).
After his urology training, Van den Bergh did a clinical fellowship in robotic urology in Melbourne, Australia (Profs. Costello and Murphy), followed by a year at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Profs. Horenblas and Van der Poel). He is involved in the EAU Prostate Cancer Guidelines Panel, the European School of Urology, and Young Academic Urologists (YAU) Prostate Cancer Working Group. He has published over 80 Pubmed-cited articles.
Prof. Igor Tsaur is a urologist working at the University Medicine Mainz, Germany. After medical school at the University of Wuerzburg, he completed a clinical fellowship at its Department of General Surgery, and a research fellowship in the translational research lab of the University of Frankfurt Department of Urology. His main areas of clinical expertise are robotic and open surgery of the whole spectrum of genitourinary malignancies, as well as oncologic clinical trials and systemic treatment of advanced diseases.
Tsaur’s scientific research focus is prostate and penile cancer. He is involved in the EAU Young Academic Urologists (YAU) Prostate Cancer Working Group and the Urologic Research working committee of the German Society of Urology (DGU). He has published 96 Pubmed-cited articles and received multiple awards and grants including the Prostate Cancer Research Award of the DGU as well as funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG).