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Prostate Cancer Expertise

The Stanford Urologic Cancer program offers comprehensive treatment services for prostate cancer patients in a supportive setting.

Our doctors work closely with you to develop customized treatment plans, using sophisticated diagnostic imaging, advanced radiation therapy procedures, and innovative drug therapies. In addition, our surgical oncologists perform hundreds of radical and robotic prostate surgeries annually, offering a distinct advantage over smaller programs.

Stanford addresses the psycho-social aspect of prostate cancer as well, with programs that include both patients and families.

Program highlights include:

  • Multidisciplinary tumor board of urologic experts who review complex cases and provide treatment plans
  • Genetic profiling of tumor tissue to guide treatment options
  • Nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, which helps maintains sexual function
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery, which allows for greater precision, fewer incisions and quicker recovery time
  • Advanced diagnostic methods, including the MRI-ultrasound fusion targeted biposy, which increases the chance of detecting prostate cancer in real time
  • Immunotherapies such as Provenge for castration-resistant prostate cancer
  • New discoveries in the hedgehog signaling pathway, which have led to novel investigational therapies
  • Clinical trials with novel therapeutics
  • Monthly urologic cancer support groups, which feature lectures, treatment updates and interactive panels between physicians and patients

In the News

SF Gate: Prostate diagnosis adds MRI to ultrasound for clearer view

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