Speech Titles: 1) Focal therapy in renal cancers / 2) Ablative Therapy
Doctor Pilar Laguna qualified in medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in 1979. Following completion of her training as urologist she joined the medical staff at Hospital del Sagrado Corazon and later Fundacion Puigvert in Barcelona. She was appointed chairman at the Hospital Gral La Mancha Centro in Alcazar de San Juan in 1995 and moved in 2000 to the Netherlands. At present she holds the position of professor in Urological Oncology at the Amsterdam UMC University Hospital and professor in Urological Oncology at Istanbul Medipol University.
Doctor Pilar Laguna is chairman of the EAU guidelines committee on testicular cancer. She is past chairperson of the Ablative working party of the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT). Her main interest is Renal Cancer and she is one of the pioneers of developing programs on renal cryosurgery in Europe. She has been appointed chairperson of the Renal Mass study that is conducted by the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES). She is a member of the Expert team of the SIU Academy of the Société International d’Urologie (SIU).
Doctor Pilar Laguna has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles in the field of urology, with special focus on minimally invasive therapy, oncological urology and endourology. She co-editor of a book on testicular cancer and has published over 20 book-chapters.