Meet Urologic Surgeon Karim Touijer


Urologic surgeon Karim Touijer – who specializes in treating prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers – discusses the comprehensive approach to cancer care at Memorial Sloan Kettering and recent advances in minimally invasive surgery.


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The reason for me contacting you is to ascertain whether you would be able to help with my treatment for bladder cancer. In May this year I had a Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour and a repeat of the procedure in early July as my Consultant wanted to take a biopsy of the muscle to confirm the original diagnosis that the tumour was ‘Superficial’ and that it was not attached to the connective tissue. The original diagnosis has now been confirmed and therefore my Consultant wants to treat me with immunotherapy using a Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine.
Unfortunately this is not currently possible as the UK National Health Service is not able to resource supplies of this vaccine due to a current problem with its manufacture and I would therefore ask if you could help with this treatment.
May I thank you in anticipation for your help and look forward to your reply.

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Since June 8,2008 all is well and have 5 years cancer free coming up. thank for your gifted hands and mind in helping me out via laprascopic surgery.
God Bless. Robert Giminiani

Hi Doctor Touijer! I'm one of the urologists who had the pleasure to hear your lectures about kidney and bladder cancers last november in Rio. I'll be in NYC from December 20th to 27th. Maybe we could schedule a visit for me to know the services MSKCC offers to patients. Should you have any time for that, please let me know. Thanks!

Edmar, we have passed your request on to Dr. Touijer. Thanks for your comment!

Hello Dr. Touijer it's Wayne Carrington and I just wanted to say hi and that it's been 5 years that I'm cancer free because of you!!! Karim your amazing and my family and I can't thank you enough!!!

Take care,