VCU Massey Cancer Center


Massey member directory

For members: update your profile »

« Back to member list

Riccardo Autorino, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Developmental Therapeutics

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine


MD, Federico II University, Italy (1998)
PhD, Second University, Italy (2006)

Research description

I have been involved in different fields of urologic research during my career as academic urologist. Over the past decade, my interests paralleled my clinical practice as I focused on outcomes research mainly related to minimally invasive treatment of genitourinary cancers and to the implementation of new technologies in the field of uro-oncology. My early focus of research was on mechanisms through which prostate cancer progresses to castrate resistant state, as well as to neuroendocrine differentiation and identification of biomarkers predicting cancer progression. Another area of interest related to prostate cancer was the impact of metabolic syndrome on prostate cancer prognosis, the use of MRI imaging and serum biomarkers for the detection of prostate cancer, and the application of new technologies, including robotic technology for the treatment of prostate cancer. I was also involved in studies on bladder cancer, mostly related to the management of BCG refractory non muscle-invasive disease. I led several multi-institutional collaborations in the field of nephron sparing surgery for kidney cancer, and more specifically on the role of robotic assisted partial nephrectomy for the management of renal masses.

Disease focus of research

Prostate, Genitourinary (GU)

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

Search In PubMed

Contact information


View graphic version