Dr Renu Eapen is a Consultant Urologist who privately consults at Cancer Specialists. Dr Eapen also consults and operates at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
She completed her urology training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014, and then undertook research in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She went on to complete subspecialty Fellowship training in urodynamics, incontinence voiding dysfunction and reconstruction at the University of Toronto, Canada. Following this, Dr Eapen subsequently obtained her robotics and uro-oncology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco under the guidance of Dr Peter Carroll and Dr Matthew Cooperberg.
Renu has a special interest in the surgical and non-surgical management of prostate cancer, as well as kidney and bladder cancers. She is trained in open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches to cancer surgery. She is also trained in the treatment of benign conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and kidney stones. Additionally, she has an interest in the treatment of voiding dysfunction in men and women and subspecialty training in performing urodynamic studies and various procedures for female urinary incontinence as well as male slings and the insertion of artificial urinary sphincters.
Dr Eapen is undertaking a PhD, studying the use of a novel radionuclide agent, Lutetium PSMA in high risk prostate cancer. Her translational research will investigate how giving Lutetium PSMA before surgery in prostate cancer can alter the immune microenvironment of the tumour to reduce the risk of recurrence and improve long term survival. She sits on the editorial board of several prestigious journals including the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. She has a particular passion for gender equity and promoting women in the fields of science, medicine and technology.
Renu is co-host of GU cast, a regular podcast series which features issues in Genitourinary Oncology. The podcast has attracted attention worldwide amongst medical practitioners, patients and the general public.
Dr Eapen is a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand(USANZ), the American Urological Association (AUA), Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) and Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
Dr Eapen is an independent specialist practitioner who provides her services from the Cancer Specialists premises.