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Dr. Karel Decaestecker, MD, PhD
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Specialty Urology
Place Ghent, Belgium
Languages Dutch  /  English  /  French
Overview

Member of staff at the Department of Urology, Ghent University Hospital

Subspecialisation Uro-oncology and robot-assisted surgery

Multidisciplinary oncological care for prostate, urothelial, kidney and testicular cancer

Bladder cancer surgery (open and robot-assisted)
-Totally intracorporeal robot assisted radical cystectomy and urinary diversion (ileal conduit, neobladder, pouch)
-Robot assisted partial cystectomy and bladder brachytherapy

Kidney cancer surgery:
-Open and robotic radical and partial nephrectomy -Open radical nephrectomy with caval thrombectomy

Open and robot-assisted pelvic and retroperitoneal (salvage) lymphadenectomy (prostate cancer, testicular cancer, urothelial cancer)

Multidisciplinary approach for abdominal and pelvic cancers in collaborationwith gynaecology, gastro-intestinal and vascular surgery.
Special interest in Robotic Kidney Transplantation program in Belgium together with thoraco-vascular surgery: first robotic kidney transplantation in Belgium 16/3/2016.

Courses
Melle, Belgium
October 7
4
Seats available
2 000 € - 3 500 €
Masterclass
Melle, Belgium
7th October
Seats available
2 000 € - 3 500 € / Attendee
Work Experience
Urologist
Department of Urology Since 2012 Ghent University Hospital
Education
PhD Metastasis-directed therapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer recurrence
2010 to 2015 University of Ghent
Training in Urology
2008 to 2012 UZGent, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium
Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU)
2012 Prague
Fellowship laparoscopy and robot-assisted laparoscopy
2011 AZ Groeninghe Kortrijk and OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst, Belgium
Post-Graduate Certification Emergency Medicine
2008 University of Ghent
Training in General Surgery
2006 to 2008 OLV van Lourdes Ziekenhuis Waregem, Belgium
Medical Doctor / Master in Medicine magna cum laude
1999 to 2006 University of Ghent
Principles of radiation physics and radiation protection
2006 University of Ghent
Principles of electrocardiography
2003 University of Ghent
Pubmed
2018
Surveillance or Metastasis-Directed Therapy for Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Recurrence: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Phase II Trial. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Read it here
2018
Metastatic burden in newly diagnosed hormone-naive metastatic prostate cancer: Comparing definitions of CHAARTED and LATITUDE trial. Urologic oncology Read it here
2018
Single ablative intravesical electromotive mitomycin C administration for small non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: a prospective study. Acta clinica Belgica Read it here
2018
4 Weeks Versus 5 Weeks of Hypofractionated High-dose Radiation Therapy as Primary Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Interim Safety Analysis of a Randomized Phase 3 Trial. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics Read it here
2018
Conditional analyses of recurrence and progression in patients with TaG1 non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Urologic oncology Read it here
2018
Update on early instillation of chemotherapy after transurethral resection of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Expert review of anticancer therapy Read it here
2018
Standard of Care Versus Metastases-directed Therapy for PET-detected Nodal Oligorecurrent Prostate Cancer Following Multimodality Treatment: A Multi-institutional Case-control Study. European urology focus Read it here
2017
Clinical Pathway improves Implementation of Evidence-based Strategies for the management of Androgen Deprivation Therapy-induced side effects in Prostate Cancer Patients. BJU international Read it here
2017
Androgen Receptor Gene Copy Number and Protein Expression in Treatment-Naïve Prostate Cancer. Urologia internationalis Read it here
2017
A systematic review of exercise and psychosocial rehabilitation interventions to improve health-related outcomes in patients with bladder cancer undergoing radical cystectomy. Clinical rehabilitation Read it here
2017
Perspective on cytoreduction and metastasis-directed therapy in node positive and metastatic urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. Translational andrology and urology Read it here
2017
A patient with acquired factor X deficiency and metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder: is there a link between metastasis and factor deficiency in solid tumors? Annals of hematology Read it here
2017
Dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging has limited added value over T2-weighted imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging when using PI-RADSv2 for diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer in patients with elevated PSA. Clinical radiology Read it here
2017
Early Recurrence Patterns Following Totally Intracorporeal Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy: Results from the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) Scientific Working Group. European urology Read it here
2017
Re: Active Surveillance for Low-risk Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC): a Confirmatory and Resource Consumption Study from Bladder Cancer Italian Active Surveillance (BIAS) Project. European urology Read it here
2017
Whole pelvis radiotherapy for pathological node-positive prostate cancer : Oncological outcome and prognostic factors. Strahlentherapie und Onkologie : Organ der Deutschen Rontgengesellschaft ... [et al] Read it here
2017
Corrigendum re: "Early Recurrence Patterns Following Totally Intracorporeal Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy: Results from the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) Scientific Working Group" [Eur Urol 2017;71:723-6]. European urology Read it here
2017
Rehabilitation interventions to improve patient-reported outcomes and physical fitness in survivors of muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review protocol. BMJ open Read it here
2017
Prevalence and prognosis of low-volume, oligorecurrent, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer amenable to lesion ablative therapy. BJU international Read it here
2017
A phase I/II trial of fixed-dose stereotactic body radiotherapy with sequential or concurrent pembrolizumab in metastatic urothelial carcinoma: evaluation of safety and clinical and immunologic response. Journal of translational medicine Read it here
2017
The independent oncological role for cytoreductive nephrectomy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: Prognostic features in the era of targeted therapies. Urologic oncology Read it here
2017
Robot-assisted Kidney Transplantation: The European Experience. European urology Read it here
2017
Combined high dose radiation and pazopanib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a phase I dose escalation trial. Radiation oncology (London, England) Read it here
2017
Prospective Comparison of F-18 Choline PET/CT Scan Versus Axial MRI for Detecting Bone Metastasis in Biochemically Relapsed Prostate Cancer Patients. Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland) Read it here
2017
Availability of prostate cancer exercise rehabilitation resources and practice patterns in Belgium: Results of a cross-sectional study. European journal of cancer care Read it here
2017
Cytoreductive Prostatectomy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: First Lessons Learned From the Multicentric Prospective Local Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer (LoMP) Trial. Urology Read it here
2017
Adjuvant radiotherapy after radical cystectomy for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: a phase II trial. BMC cancer Read it here
2017
Release of urinary extracellular vesicles in prostate cancer is associated with altered urinary N-glycosylation profile. Journal of clinical pathology Read it here
2016
Ablative Intravesical Chemotherapy for Small Recurrent Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Prospective Study. Urologia internationalis Read it here
2016
Enhanced Recovery After Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy: EAU Robotic Urology Section Scientific Working Group Consensus View. European urology Read it here
2016
Nontransecting Anastomotic Repair in Urethral Reconstruction: Surgical and Functional Outcomes. The Journal of urology Read it here
2015
Salvage pelvic lymph node dissection in recurrent prostate cancer: surgical and early oncological outcome. BioMed research international Read it here
2015
The correct sequence of intravesical chemotherapy and bacillus Calmette-Guérin for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. European urology Read it here
2015
Perineal urethrostomy: surgical and functional evaluation of two techniques. BioMed research international Read it here
2015
Transurethral resection of the prostate in recurrent acute bacterial prostatitis. Urologia internationalis Read it here
2015
Urinary prostate protein glycosylation profiling as a diagnostic biomarker for prostate cancer. The Prostate Read it here
2015
Metastasis-directed therapy of regional and distant recurrences after curative treatment of prostate cancer: a systematic review of the literature. European urology Read it here
2015
Cognitive factors influencing treatment decision-making in patients with localised prostate cancer: development of a standardised questionnaire. Acta clinica Belgica Read it here
2015
Anastomotic Repair versus Free Graft Urethroplasty for Bulbar Strictures: A Focus on the Impact on Sexual Function. Advances in urology Read it here
2015
Diagnostic accuracy of urinary prostate protein glycosylation profiling in prostatitis diagnosis. Biochemia medica Read it here
2015
Managing the adverse events of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy. Research and reports in urology Read it here
2014
Agreement of Gleason score on prostate biopsy and radical prostatectomy specimen: is there improvement with increased number of biopsy cylinders and the 2005 revised Gleason scoring? Clinical genitourinary cancer Read it here
2014
Prognostic factors influencing prostate cancer-specific survival in non-castrate patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The Prostate Read it here
2014
Repeated stereotactic body radiotherapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer recurrence. Radiation oncology (London, England) Read it here
2014
Contemporary minimally-invasive extended pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer before curative radiotherapy: prospective standardized analysis of complications. International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association Read it here
2014
Surveillance or metastasis-directed Therapy for OligoMetastatic Prostate cancer recurrence (STOMP): study protocol for a randomized phase II trial. BMC cancer Read it here
2014
Rectal toxicity after intensity modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer: which rectal dose volume constraints should we use? Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Read it here
2013
Salvage stereotactic body radiotherapy for patients with limited prostate cancer metastases: deferring androgen deprivation therapy. Clinical genitourinary cancer Read it here
2013
Safe introduction of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy after a training program in a high-volume robotic centre. Urologia internationalis Read it here
2013
Postoperative high-dose pelvic radiotherapy for N+ prostate cancer: toxicity and matched case comparison with postoperative prostate bed-only radiotherapy. Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Read it here
2013
Hypofractionated intensity-modulated arc therapy for lymph node metastasized prostate cancer: early late toxicity and 3-year clinical outcome. Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Read it here
2012
Current strategies in the treatment of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Expert review of anticancer therapy Read it here
2010
Erectile implants in female-to-male transsexuals: our experience in 129 patients. European urology Read it here
2009
Endoscopic incision of short (<3 cm) urethral strictures after phallic reconstruction. Journal of endourology Read it here
2009
Clinical and transvaginal sonographic evaluation of the prostate in transsexual women. Urology Read it here
2008
A novel mutation c.118delA in exon 1 of the androgen receptor gene resulting in complete androgen insensitivity syndrome within a large family. Fertility and sterility Read it here
2005
Impact of sex reassignment surgery on lower urinary tract function. European urology Read it here
Professional Associations
Uro-Oncology Group Ghent (UOGG)
Member
European Uro-Oncology Group
Member
European Association of Urology (EAU)
Member
ERUS (EAU Robotic Urology Section) Scientific Working Group
Member
YAU (Young Academic Urologists) Expert Group, Urothelial cancer section
Member
European Group of Robotic Kidney Transplantation
Member
BVU (Belgische Vereniging voor Urologie)
Member
Working Group Quality of Care of the BAU (Belgian association of Urology)
Member
Personal info
Overview
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Work Experience
Education
Pubmed
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