Juan Palou RedortaDepartment of Urology, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain F1000 Faculty Member (since 17 September 2007)
Dr Juan Palou Redorta, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Urology at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) and Chief of the Urological Oncology at the famous Fundació Puigvert in Barcelona. He is a world renowned expert in bladder cancer.
Among many others, he is a member of the Spanish Urological Association, European Association of Urology (EAU), American Urological Association and Société International dUrologie. Dr Palou dedicates a significant amount of time teaching. He is a member of the board of the European School of Urology, organizing teaching courses during the EAU congress and also at different EAU-affiliated meetings in Europe an Asia.
Dr Palou is an expert in laparoscopy and robotic surgery belonging to a cooperative group in robotic radical cystectomy. He has collaborated with the International Consultation on Bladder Cancer, sponsored by the WHO and SIU. Importantly, he has been involved in writing the EAU Guidelines for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and upper urinary tract tumours. Dr Palou has published many chapters in medical and urology books and more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His recent publications focus mainly on bladder cancer studying the different aspects such as prognostic factors, BCG, T1G2 tumors, T1G3 tumors, guidelines, risk stratification or robotic surgery. A new protein marker of aggressiveness and prognosis of progression in patients with T1G3 tumours of the bladder has been developed with the CNIO (National Center for Oncologic Investigations) with encouraging results.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
He has given countless lectures in national and international meetings and as invited professor in University Hospitals all over the world. His group has received several awards for publications, videos, oral and poster presentations at different meetings. The most known is the Hans Marberger prize in 2004.
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