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Stanford Expertise

Focused on cancers of the bladder, kidney, prostate, urethra and testes, the Stanford Urologic Cancer team offers superior diagnostic and screening capabilities, advanced radiation therapy procedures, and surgical expertise honed from years of experience. In addition to a multidisciplinary tumor board of urologic cancer experts that reviews complex cases and develops customized treatment plans, our program also addresses the psycho-social component of genitourinary/ urologic cancers. Lectures and monthly interactive support groups include physicians, patients and families.

  • Improved tumor typing of urologic cancers that can enhance treatment recommendations
  • Novel stem cell research in bladder cancer
  • Improved visualization techniques for early detection and evaluation of response to therapeutics
  • Important discoveries in the hedgehog signaling pathway, which have led to new investigational treatments for prostate cancer
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer
  • Neobladder reconstruction for patients requiring bladder removal for bladder cancer
  • Advanced imaging capabilities using new tracers for the detection of early and advanced cancer
  • Immunotherapies for castration-resistant prostate cancer and high dose interleukin-2 for advanced kidney cancer
  • Clinical trials with the latest investigational therapies and combination treatments
  • Cryoablation for kidney cancer

Stanford Urology Department


Stanford Urology is dedicated to using the most advanced treatments and technologies to treat urologic conditions. Hear from Stanford doctors on the mission of the Urology Department.

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