• Scientific Publications and Presentations - Urology

    Publications

    Journal Articles

    • Corcoran AT, Russo P, Lowrance WT, Asnis-Alibozek A, Libertino JA, Pryma DA, Divgi CR, Uzzo RG. A Review of Contemporary Data on Surgically Resected Renal Masses-Benign or Malignant? Urology. 2013 Feb 26. doi:pii: S0090-4295(13)00032-0.10.1016/j.urology.2013.01.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23453080.
    • Gee J, Bailey H, Kim K, Kolesar J, Havighurst T, Tutsch KD, See W, Cohen MB, Street N, Levan L, Jarrard D, Wilding G. Phase II open label, multi-center clinical trial of modulation of intermediate endpoint biomarkers by 1α-hydroxyvitamin D2 in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer and high grade pin. Prostate. 2013 Jun; 73(9):970-8.
    • Harty NJ, Kozinn SI, Canes D, Sorcini A, Moinzadeh A. Comparison of positive surgical margin rates in high risk prostate cancer: open versus minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 39(5):639-46; discussion 647-8.
    • Kozinn SI, Harty NJ, Delong JM, Deliyiannis C, Logvinenko T, Summerhayes IC, Libertino JA, Holway AH, Rieger-Christ KM. MicroRNA Profile to Predict Gemcitabine Resistance in Bladder Carcinoma Cell Lines. Genes Cancer. 2013 Jan; 4(1-2):61-9
    • Nagpal K, Bennett N. Colorectal surgery and its impact on male sexual function. Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Aug; 14(4):279-84.
    • Tilki D, Nguyen HG, Dall'era MA, Bertini R, Carballido JA, Chromecki T, Ciancio G, Daneshmand S, Gontero P, Gonzalez J, Haferkamp A, Hohenfellner M, Huang WC, Koppie TM, Lorentz CA, Mandel P, Martinez-Salamanca JI, Master VA, Matloob R, McKiernan JM, Mlynarczyk CM, Montorsi F, Novara G, Pahernik S, Palou J, Pruthi RS, Ramaswamy K, Rodriguez Faba O, Russo P, Shariat SF, Spahn M, Terrone C, Vergho D, Wallen EM, Xylinas E, Zigeuner R, Libertino JA, Evans CP. Impact of Histologic Subtype on Cancer-specific Survival in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma and Tumor Thrombus. Eur Urol. 2013 Jul 10.
    • Wszolek MF, Canes D, Moinzadeh A, Sorcini A. Laparoscopy for the Detection and Treatment of Early Complications from Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery. J Endourol. 2014 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Rieger-Christ KM, Hanley RS, Lodowsky C, Bernier T, Vemulapalli P, Roth M, Kim J, Yee AS, S. Le Meé, P.J. Marie, Libertino JA and Summerhayes IC. The Green Tea Compound, (-) - Epigallocatechin-3-gallate Down-Regulates N-Cadherin and Suppresses Migration of Bladder Carcinoma Cells. J. Cell. Biochem. 2007;102(2):377-388.
    • Jacobs MA, Wotkowicz C, Baumgart ED, Silva Neto B, Rieger-Christ KM, Bernier T, Cohen MS, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC. Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Status and the Response of Bladder Carcinoma Cells to Erlotinib. J. Urol. 2007;178(4): 1510-1514.
    • Baumgart E, Cohen MS, Silva Neto B, Jacobs M, Wotkowicz C, Rieger-Christ KM, Biolo A, Zeheb R, Loda M, Libertino JA and Summerhayes IC. Identification and prognostic significance of an epithelial to mesenchymal expression profile in human bladder tumors. Clin. Cancer Res. 2007;13(6):1685-1694.
    • Cohen MS, Triaca V, Billmeyer B, Hanley RSS, Girshovich L, Shuster T, Oberfield RA, Zinman L. Coordinated Chemoradiation Therapy with Genital Preservation in the Treatment of Primary Invasive Carcinoma of the Male Urethra. The Journal of Urology. Vol. 179; February 2008.  
    • Silva Neto B, Smith GL, Mandeville JA, Vanni AJ, Wotkowicz C, Rieger-Christ KM, Baumgart E, Jacobs MA, Cohen MS, Zeheb R, Loda M, Libertino JA and Summerhayes IC. Prognostic Significance of Altered p120ctn Expression in Bladder Cancer. Br. J. Urol. Int. (in press 2008)

    Book

    • Libertino, John A.  Renal Cancer: Contemporary Management. Springer, New York, 2013.

    Chapters

    • Gee, J. “Surgical Management for TCC of the Upper Tract” in Renal Cancer: Contemporary Management, John A. Libertino, editor, Published 2013.
    • Zinman L. Contemporary Management of Rectourethral Fistulas. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Cleveland Clinic; 2008.
    • Zinman L. Combined use of fasciocutaneous, muscular and myocutaneous flaps and graft onlays in urethral reconstruction. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Cleveland Clinic; 2008.

    Presentations

    American Urological Association Annual Meeting - 2013 

    New England Section, AUA – 2013 

    • Faust WC; Libertino JA. Minimal Access versus Median Sternotomy for Cardiopulmonary Bypass in the Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma with Vena Caval and Atrial Involvement. 
    • Faust WC; Kenney P; Libertino JA. Non clamping partial nephrectomy – Video.   
    • Kowalik C; Lebeis CW; Mourtzinos A. AdVance male sling: Pre-operative pad weight as a predictor of surgical outcome.
    • Kowalik C; Gee J; Sorcini A; Moinzadeh A; Canes D. Underutilization of immediate adjuvant intravesical chemotherapyfollowing TURBT: results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). 
    • Kowalik C; Libertino JA; Gee J; Sorcini A; Moinzadeh A; Canes D. Surgical management of renal cell carcinoma in patients >80 years old using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. 
    • Kowalik C; Lebeis CW; Mourtzinos A. Subjective and Objective Outcomes Following the AdVance Male Sling: A Single Surgeon Experience. 
    • Kowalik C; Patel S; Sorcini A; Moinzadeh A; Canes D. Decreased morbidity of minimally invasive vs open partial nephrectomy: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis.
    • Kowalik C; Lebeis CW; Waldorf B; Teebagy P; Sullivan T; Libertino JA; Rieger-Christ K. MicroRNA profile predicting metastatic progression of clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
    • Lebeis CW; Hammerich KH; Waldorf B; Kowalik C; Humphrey JE; Sullivan T; Zbrzezny J; Teebagy P; Libertino JA; Rieger-Christ K. Differential microRNA Expression Levels in TRUS Biopsies with Prostate Cancer Utilizing Tissue Printing.
    • Nagpal K; Libertino JA; Duncan R; Sorcini A; Moinzadeh A; Canes D; Hamawy K;Gee J. Reduction of Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy Following Implementation of a Standardized Perioperative Protocol.
    • Waldorf B; Libertino JA; Sorcini A; Moinzadeh A; Canes D; Hamawy K; Gee, J. Radical Cystectomy for Carcinoma in situ of the bladder: delaying surgery increases the likelihood of occult nodal disease.
    • Zbrzezny J; Alshora S; Kowalik C; Lebeis C; Amirifeli S; Nelson J; Moinzadeh A;  Canes D; Sorcini A; Wald C; Libertino J. Perioperative Outcomes of Open versus Laparoscopic/Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Using Nephrometry Scores to Standardize the Complexity of Renal lesions.

    Other presentations 

    • Hammerich K; Canes D; Sorcini A; Moinzadeh A. Potential of Improved Diagnosis and Prognosis of Prostate Cancer:  mRNA Analysis of Tissue Printed TRUS Biopsies.  Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Post Graduate Recognition Day, Burlington, MA 2013.
    • Humphrey J; Hammerich K; Tsai S; Libertino JA; Gee J; Holway A, Reiger-Christ K.  MicroRNA Expression Profile in Tissue from Complete Transurethral Resection for Clinical Stage T1 Bladder Cancer Predicts Pathologic Upstaging.  Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Post Graduate Recognition Day, Burlington, MA 2013 Poster; 1st Place Prize.
    • Lebeis C; Canes D; Sorcini A; Moinzadeh A.  Novel Technique Prevents Lymphoceles Following Transperitoneal Robotic Assisted Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection:  Peritoneal Flap Interposition. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Post Graduate Recognition Day, Burlington, MA 2013.

    AUA Annual Meeting - 2008  

    • Fitch S, Cohen MS, Ruthazer R, Libertino JA. The Quest to Find High Grade Prostate Cancer: Are We Failing?
    • Neto BS, Rieger-Christ KM, Neely LA, Eroshkin A, Garver J, Patel S, Phung NA, McLaughlin S, Whitney D, Libertino JA, Summerhayes, IC. MicroRNA Expression in Bladder Cancer: A Ratiometric Approach Identifies Invasive Potential.
    • Kella N, Libertino JA, Tuerk IA, Moinzadeh A, Benson MC, Roser B, Amaya A, Topjian LM, Hruby GW, Landman J. Sutureless vesico-urethral anastomosis after radical prostatectomy: Initial clinical feasibility data from the Continuum study.
    • Smith GL, Neto BS, Rieger-Christ KM, Mandeville JA, Vanni AJ, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC. Prognostic Significance of Abnormal P-cadherin Expression in Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder.
    • Mandeville JA, Smith GL, Vanni AJ, Rieger-Christ KM, Neto BS, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC. P-cadherin is a Modulator of Migration Behavior in Bladder Carcinoma Cells.
    • Smith GL, Cohen MS, Kurteva T, Libertino JA. Non-clamped, Non-ischemic Partial Nephrectomy in Patients with Compromised Preoperative Renal Function or with a Solitary Kidney.
    • Stoffel JT, Smith GL, Mourtzinos AP, Bresette JF. Does Self-Reported Pad Use Following Pubovaginal Sling Surgery Accurately Reflect Patient Quality of Life?
    • Kurteva T, Cohen MS, Smith GL, Libertino JA. Non-clamped, Non-ischemic Partial Nephrectomy: The New Gold Standard. 

    AUA Annual Meeting 2007 

    • Cohen MS, Hanley RSS, Ruthazer R, Libertino JA. A Meta-Analysis Evaluating the Accuracy of Prostate Gleason Biopsy in Over 11,000 Patients.
    • Cohen MS, Libertino JA, Hanley RSS, Ruthazer R, Hamawy KJ, Roth RA, Sorcini A, Tuerk IA. Caution: Biopsy Gleason Score Inaccurately Predicts the Prostatectomy Gleason Score in Almost 50% of Patients.
    • Smith GL, Zagha R, Libertino JA. Description of Technique and Initial Results: The Habib 4x Bipolar Resection Device in Open Nephron Sparing Surgery without Renal Artery Occlusion.
    • Martiniez-Salamanca; Aragono; Bianco; Canes D; Carballido; Ciancio; Hernandez; Herranz; Huang W; Lopez; Martinez; Ballesteros; Palou; Pontes; Romero; Rosales; Russo; Soloway; Terrone; Tewari; Vaughan; Villavicencio; Wotkowicz C, Libertino JA. Prognostic Significance of Venous Thrombus in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Multi-institutional Study.
    • Wotkowicz C, Baumgart E, Jacobs M, Cohen MS, Neto BS, Rieger Christ KM, Libertino JA. Altered Localization of P120 Catenin in Bladder Cancer is Prognostic for Node Involvement.
    • Canes D, Stoffel JT, Murray JJ, Marcello PW, Zinman L. Complex Radiation Rectourethral Fistula Repair with Buccal Mucosal Patch Graft and Gracilis Muscle Interposition Flap.

    New England Section, AUA - 2007  

    • Canes D, Aragona M, Neto BS, Vanni AJ, Tuerk IA. Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Comparison of Extraperitoneal and Transperitoneal Approaches During a Single Surgeon's Learning Curve.
    • Smith GL, Neto BS, Rieger-Christ KM, Mandeville JA, Vanni AJ, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC. Prognostic Significance of Abnormal P-cadherin Expression in Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder.
    • Mandeville JA, Smith GL, Vanni AJ, Rieger-Christ KM, Neto BS, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC. P-cadherin Is a Modulator of Migration Behavior in Bladder Carcinoma Cells.
    • Vanni AJ, Mourtzinos AP, Mandeville JA, Smith GL, Rieger-Christ KM, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC. The Efficacy of a Novel Therapeutic Approach Targeting the Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor in Bladder Carcinoma Cells using PD173074.
    • Stoffel JT, Smith GL, Mourtzinos AP, Bresette JF. Does Self-Reported Pad Use Following Pubovaginal Sling Surgery Accurately Reflect Patient Quality of Life?
    • Vanni AJ, Mandeville JA, Smith GL, Vogel JM, Wilkie J, Libertino JA, Madras PN. Preliminary Observations of a Novel Intravascular Hemostatic Tool for Partial Nephrectomy.
    • Baumgart E, Callum M, Jacobs M, Wotkowicz C, Libertino JA. Intravesical Gemcitabine for Treatment of BCG Resistant High-Risk Transitional Cell Carcinoma.
    • Cohen MS, Triaca V, Billmeyer B, Hanley R, Girshovich L, Shuster T, Oberfield RA, Zinman L. Updated Outcomes with Coordinated Chemoradiation Therapy as the Primary Treatment for Invasive Carcinoma of the Male Urethra.
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    John A. Libertino, MD, chair, Institute of Urology, and director, Sophia Gordon Cancer Center, recently presented the findings of nearly 20 years of retrospective clinical data demonstrating that long term kidney function is significantly improved in cancer patients when their kidney tumor is removed via a new “clampless” variation of the traditional surgical procedure known as a partial nephrectomy.