CHRISTOPHER KANE, M.D.
PROFESSOR OF SURGERY, UC SAN DIEGO
Joseph D. Schmidt, M.D.
Research focus: My research is
focused on improving prostate cancer
imaging, diagnosis, risk stratification
and outcomes of treatment.
Real-world impact: We are changing
and improving the way that men with
prostate cancer are treated. We are
successfully avoiding treatment in
men who can be safely followed, a
strategy known as active surveillance.
We are improving the imaging and
biopsy processes for patients who we
care for, and communicating those
developments in the literature so that
men around the world can have those
What surprises you about your
subject area, and why? Our
understanding of prostate cancer
has changed dramatically in the last
three years. The new understanding
of who needs treatment and who
can safely avoid treatment is having
a huge impact on patients. This new
understanding brings great hope for
improved outcomes for men with
Throughout history, whose chair
would you most want to sit in? Next
to Christ at the Last Supper—but it
would be a hard night.
WHO NEEDS A CHAIR, WHEN YOU ARE ONE?
Triton photographers captured these chairs
around campus, sitting on anything but.