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'Cases of complicated surgery for “high-risk” prostate cancer'


Dr Shin Egawa, Professor and Chairman of the Jikei University School of Medicine located in the center of TokyoProfessor Shin Egawa is Chairman of the Jikei University School of Medicine located in the center of Tokyo. That place was established by Professor Kanehiro Takaki in 1881 and is one of the oldest universities of the country. Professor Takaki is known as the sincere researcher who attributed the cause of beriberi to the nutritional deficiency for the first time. He spent time in Guy’s Hospital in London. Professor Egawa is the 6th Chairman of the Department of Urology which was established in 1922 as the oldest department.

Professor Egawa has been the research fellow and research associate with Drs. Peter T. Scardino and Timothy C. Thompson at Baylor College of Medicine from 1988-1992. His main interest is in the field of urologic oncology, particularly in prostate cancer and its biology. He has been on the board of JUA (Japanese Urological Association) as the International Affairs Committee Chairman for years. He has also been the Board of Director of SIU (Societe Internationale Urologie) as the Publications Committee Chair. He is currently the Director of Asian School of Urology with UAA (Urological Association of Asia). He was bestowed Honorary Membership with EAU (European Association of Urology) and Secretary Commendation of Global Leadership Award from AUA (American Urological Association) in 2016. He loves golf and hiking. He and his wife, Mariko, have two kids, a daughter and a son. Their pet is a 14-year-old male Chiwawa.

Dr Walter J. Burdette

Dr Walter J. BurdetteDr Burdette (1915-2006), who was a distinguished surgeon, clinician and researcher, completed his B.A. at Baylor University in 1935; in 1936 and 1938, respectively, Dr Burdette earned Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Texas at Austin; in 1942, Dr Burdette completed studies for a medical degree from Yale University.

Until his retirement, Dr Burdette practiced cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He participated in the Surgeon General's 1964 report that made the connection between smoking and cancer/cardiovascular diseases. During his career, he was a researcher, a professor of surgery and an author, with more than 200 published books and articles to his credit. His most recent book, The Basis for Gene Therapy, was published in 2001.

In 1983, Walter J. Burdette established Lectureships in Surgical Science in Oxford for the purpose of providing funding to the Nuffield Department of Surgery for distinguished speakers to present an annual Burdette Lecture. The first Burdette Lecture was given by Dr Donald Mason. Other Burdette Lecturers include: Bruce Hall, Rob Koene; Ron Guttman; Erna Moller; Leslie Brent; Garth Warnock; Eric Thorsby; Donald Low; David Neal.


Chair: Professor Freddie Hamdy

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.