Shilajit D Kundu

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Research Interests

I have successfully conducted and published on prospective evaluations of patients with urologic cancers including prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer and have found that the impact of cancer treatment goes beyond physical limitations associated with treatment. My recent research aims to understand the complexities associated with patient expectations. This includes balancing factors associated with patient satisfaction including patient personality, physician-patient relationship, information-processing style, and a comforting experience with the health care environment. Dr. Kundu’s research focuses include treatment of bladder cancer, kidney cancer, urinary tract cancer, prostate cancer, robotic prostatectomy, robotic nephrectomy, and cancer genetics.

My research focuses on strategies to diagnose and characterize bladder cancer, novel strategies to characterized prostate cancer aggressiveness, and prospectively studying quality of life outcomes in patients with urologic cancers.

My clinical interests include bladder cancer, continent urinary diversions for bladder cancer, multimodal therapy for advanced cancers including surgical therapy for bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, testis cancer, robotic surgery for bladder cancer, and testis cancer treatment.

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Training Experience

2007Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
2009Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Kidney Cancer / Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Robotic Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Prostatectomy

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Research Output

Editorial Comment

Weiner, A. B. & Kundu, S. D., Feb 1 2020, In : The Journal of urology. 203, 2, p. 290-291 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Technology-Based Psychosocial Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Symptom Burden in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Penedo, F. J., Fox, R. S., Oswald, L. B., Moreno, P. I., Boland, C. L., Estabrook, R., McGinty, H. L., Mohr, D. C., Begale, M. J., Dahn, J. R., Flury, S. C., Perry, K. T., Kundu, S. D. & Yanez, B., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Establishing a common metric for self-reported anxiety in patients with prostate cancer: Linking the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer with PROMIS Anxiety

    Victorson, D., Schalet, B. D., Kundu, S., Helfand, B. T., Novakovic, K., Penedo, F. & Cella, D., Sep 15 2019, In : Cancer. 125, 18, p. 3249-3258 10 p.

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