The Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital provides our patients with access to a multispecialty team that is dedicated to managing the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of your urologic cancer. Patients are cared for at Smilow Cancer Hospital, in collaboration with Yale Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and our 12 regional Care Centers located across Connecticut.
Our patients also benefit from the expertise of a collaborative approach to cancer care, which personalizes treatment options for tumors affecting the prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, upper tract (ureter and renal pelvis), penis, and urethra. As part of your care, we engage experts who specialize in medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, and diagnostic imaging. Our physicians meet weekly in tumor board conferences to review cases and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is unique to each patient, whether your case is complex and requires doctors from multiple specialties, or if you require a standard procedure.
Decisions are based on the most current research to ensure all patients receive the best available care. Patients also benefit from specialized resources, including access to caregivers who can help with the physical, emotional, and psychological issues related to these cancers. The extended team includes health educators, social workers, dieticians, complementary therapists, and more. Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of patient- and family-centered multidisciplinary care to support our patients and their families.
In addition to providing an expert approach to standard treatments, the Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program offers innovative therapies, including clinical trials for the treatment of advanced and metastatic urologic cancers and cutting-edge surgical techniques.