The UC Cancer Institute genitourinary cancer team specializes in treating all stages of prostate, kidney cancer, bladder, urothelial, adrenal and germ cell (testicular) tumors. Like all of our cancer programs, the genitourinary cancer program focuses on delivering the latest in discovery driven medicine within the setting of a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of urologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, fellowship-trained surgeons and a highly experienced oncology nursing staff.
Experts in Genitourinary Cancers
Our University of Cincinnati Medical Center-based team is the only one in Greater Cincinnati to offer high-dose interleukin-2 immunotherapy for metastatic kidney cancer—the only treatment associated with “cure” in this disease. We are also the only team in the region offering partial laparoscopic kidney-sparing cancer surgery.
When it comes to prostate cancer, we are leading the way on several fronts:
- We are at the forefront of developing guidelines for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prostate cancer and our team is highly experienced in advanced prostate imaging.
- We are a regionally unique and nationally prominent leader in magnetic resonance to ultrasound fusion prostate biopsies, substantially increasing the accuracy of tissue diagnosis and assessment of extent of disease.
- Our radiation oncologists, who are among the nation’s most experienced in the radio-therapeutic management of prostate cancer, offer state-of-the-art therapy and significant expertise with external radiation and brachytherapy.
- Our surgical team consistently ranks among the top 50 programs in US News & World Report and is particularly experienced in robotic prostatectomy. Research has shown that patients who are treated in high-volume, academic-based medical centers by an oncology-trained medical team have better outcomes in terms of decreased surgical complications and increased survival.
Leaders in Medicine and Science
Like all UC Cancer Institute-affiliated physicians, our genitourinary cancer specialists also serve as faculty members at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, giving them access to the latest scientifically validated medical information to help patients live healthier lives. They also serve as educators for the next generation of physicians in training and provide continuing education opportunities.