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February 8th, 2017
Patients with kidney tumors with pathology indicating a fumarate hydratase (FH) mutation should be referred for genetic testing, according to an article published in Cancer.1 Results from these tests can determine whether a patient and/or his or her family members should go on targeted surveillance for recurrent tumors.
December 19th, 2016
Statin use in patients with kidney cancer improved cancer-specific survival and overall survival, according to the results of a meta-analysis published recently in Cancer Treatment Reviews. There was, however, no effect on recurrence-free or progression-free survival
November 16, 2016
Among patients with intermediate- or poor-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), first-line therapy with cabozantinib was superior to standard-of-care sunitinib with respect to objective response rate and progression-free survival, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology
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Dr. Anil Kapoor

Dr. Anil Kapoor



Director of Research, Division of Urology
Program Director, Urology Residency Program
Surgical Director, Renal Transplantation, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Chair, Genito-Urinary Oncology Program, Juravinski Cancer Centre


St. Josephs Healthcare
Institute of Urology
50 Charlton Ave E, Room G344
Hamilton, ON L8N 4A6

Support Staff:
Cheryl Boult (Administrative Assistant)
Phone: (905) 522-1155 ext. 33218

Liz Sidorkewicz (Research Coordinator)
Phone: (905) 522-1155 ext. 35214

Clinical Interest

Main area of research focus is kidney disease, including renal cell carcinoma and renal transplantation. Recent investigations include cell signaling pathways involved in localized and metastatic renal cell cancer, examining the role of pTEN, cdk11, and the mTOR pathway; and therapeutic targeting of the mTOR pathway using the mTOR inhibitors, in metastatic renal cell cancer. In the transplant field, examination of the role of mTOR inhibitors in allograft function and malignancy including the cell signaling pathways. Other areas of research interest include the role of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of urologic malignancies, including robotic platforms.


B.Sc., Dalhousie University
B.Engr., McGill University
M.D., Dalhousie University
Urology Residency, University of Manitoba
F.R.C.S. (C)- Urology
Renal Transplant and Renovascular Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (USA)

Awards and Professional Affiliations

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Medical Staff Education Award (2004)
Canadian Urological Association Foundation Scholar (2000-2001)
Young Investigator Travel Award, Transplantation Society Sixth Basic Sciences Symposium (1999)
Lower Fellowship Thesis Award, Honorable Mention, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1999)
First Prize, Ohio Urological Society (OUS) Essay Contest, Annual Meeting (1999)
First Prize, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Scientific Meeting (1995)
First Prize, Resident's Research Colloquium Competition, Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba (1995)
CSCI/MRC National Resident's Research Award, University of Manitoba (1995-1996)
Best Poster Presentation, American Urological Association Meeting, Las Vegas (1995)

Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre
American Society of Transplantation
Canadian Society of Transplantation
American Urological Association
Canadian Urological Association
Canadian Medical Association
Ontario Medical Association
Hamilton Academy of Medicine,
EndoUrological Society
Canadian Urology Research Consortium
Canadian Academy of Urological Surgeons
Canadian Urologic Oncology Group