Urological Care Team
The Urological Care Team at the University of Virginia combines the skills of surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation therapists to offer a combination of unique expertise and novel technology in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and genito-urinary (GU) cancers, including bladder, kidney, penile, transitional cell, testicular and urethral cancer. The services of social workers, psychologists, and patient support groups are also available.
The University of Virginia was one of the first institutions in Virginia to use the da Vinci surgical system for radical prostatectomy, and is the only institution in the Mid-Atlantic to be using the system of cystectomy for bladder cancers. The Program is also strong in translational research efforts focused on the development of novel prostate and bladder tumor markers for diagnosis and treatment of prostate and bladder cancers. Much of this work is being conducted by the Paul Mellon Prostate Cancer Research Institute at the University of Virginia. Patient treatment options include surgery - both robotic and open - radiation therapy including brachytherapy ("seeds"), chemotherapy, or a combination of treatment modalities.
The Prostate and Genito-Urinary Team is part of the University of Virginia Cancer Center, which is a highly ranked National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Center.