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Thomas E. Keane MBBCh

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Urology
Academic Focus
  • GU malignancies (Prostate, Bladder and Renal Cancers)
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Thomas E. Keane, MBBCh, FRCSI, FACS, is professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Keane specializes in managing prostate, bladder, and renal cancers. An avid researcher, Dr. Keane has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on more than 20 major clinical and preclinical studies, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as industry-funded. Much of his work focuses on innovative concepts in translational research, including utilizing human tumor xenografts to investigate the efficacy of new therapies as they relate to GU malignancies with particular reference to cytotoxic agents, sphingolipids, and boron-containing compounds. He holds a U.S. patent for sphingolipid derivatives and their use.  Dr. Keane’s research has led to publication of more than 140 articles peer-reviewed in such journals as The Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology, The Journal of Vascular Surgery and Cancer Research. He provides editorial services to publications ranging from Urology to the International Journal of Cancer and is co-editor of the text Glenn’s Urologic Surgery, 6th, 7th, and 8th  Editions. He is an accomplished speaker, having delivered many presentations to professional societies and symposia throughout the United States and abroad.