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Urologist James Catto asks oncologist Thomas Powles key questions on the role of ctDNA in the understanding of urothelial cancer and its potential to improve treatment decision-making in the future.

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Professor Thomas Powles

Thomas Powles, MD, MRCP, MBBS, is a Professor of Genitourinary Oncology and Director of Barts Centre in London, UK. 


  • Consultancy/honorarium: AstraZeneca, BMS, Exelixis, Incyte, Ipsen, Merck, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Seattle Genetics, Merck Serono (EMD in US), Astellas, Johnson & Johnson, Eisai, Roche
  • Grant/funding to institution: AstraZeneca, Roche, BMS, Exelixis, Ipsen Merck MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Seattle Genetics, Merck Serono (EMD in US), Astellas , Johnson & Johnson , Eisai
  • Travel/accommodation: Roche, Pfizer, MSD, AstraZeneca, Ipsen

Professor James Catto

James Catto is NIHR Research Professor, Professor of Urological Surgery at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  


  • Consulting fees from AstraZeneca, Ferring, Ipsen, Roche, and Janssen; 
  • Speaker fees from Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Janssen, Astellas, Nucleix, and Roche; 
  • Honoraria for membership in advisory boards from Ferring, Roche, Gilead, Photocure, Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb, QED Therapeutics, and Janssen; 
  • Research funding from Roche.

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