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If you or a loved one is facing genitourinary cancer, you can take comfort in knowing a specialized care team is close to home.

The genitourinary cancer program at Northwestern Medicine is a multidisciplinary access point for cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, as well as resources, including genetic counseling and nutritional guidance. Through advanced screening and diagnostic techniques, we offer precision diagnosis and treatment, and sustained wellness treatment through our survivorship and follow-up care services.

Your cancer treatment team may include the following specialists:

  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Urologist
  • Palliative medicine physician
  • Pathologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Social worker
  • Interventional radiologist
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Geneticist
  • Rehabilitation therapist

Physicians and other care team members meet weekly in tumor board conferences to collaborate on care for patients with genitourinary cancer. These case-based discussions bring together experts from urology, medical oncology, pathology and radiology to develop the best treatment plan for each patient.

Meet the Teams

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Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a leading academic medical center in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine offers diagnostic testing and leading-edge treatment informed by the latest research close to where you live and work. Here, you’ll have access to a network of experts committed to your health — for life.

Areas of Care

Bladder Cancer

Our urologic oncologists offer advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques in addition to multidisciplinary treatment in collaboration with Northwestern Medicine's medical and radiation oncologists.

Kidney Cancer

Our urologic oncologists provide effective, personalized kidney cancer care.

Prostate Cancer

Our Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program offers multidisciplinary diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for prostate cancer, working with patients to provide individualized treatment tailored to their condition.

Testicular Cancer

Our urologic oncologists provide patients with individually tailored treatment plans and the most effective therapies available.

Support and Survivorship

When you become a patient at Northwestern Medicine, you receive care for the whole person. We offer support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your entire cancer journey.

Genetic Counseling for Genitourinary Cancers

The goal of the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Genetics program is to prevent cancer or, if cancer occurs, to detect it as early as possible by identifying individuals at increased risk.

Locations

    Care You Can Trust

    Northwestern Medicine is committed to offering high-quality genitourinary cancer care. This commitment is reflected in our national accreditations and recognition from prestigious organizations, demonstrating excellence in genitourinary cancer care services.

    With Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the U.S. for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022. Our clinical care teams work together across Northwestern Medicine, so access to this level of care extends to patients throughout Chicagoland and beyond.

    Lurie Cancer Center is a national leader in patient care, research and education as a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). NCCN is a nonprofit alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care. As part of the NCCN, Lurie Cancer Center has helped set the national standards for cancer care so patients can live better lives.

    Building off the success of Northwestern Medicine’s Urology Program — ranked No. 1 in Illinois for 22 consecutive years — The Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides personalized, integrative and innovative care to individuals with urologic cancers through a disease centric program of research, education and discovery.

    Northwestern Medicine Cancer Care Network

    Our multidisciplinary team works in collaboration together across the entire Chicagoland area.

    Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

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    The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer.

    Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute

    The Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive care for patients with all forms of urologic cancer.

    Northwestern Medicine Urology Program

    The Northwestern Medicine Urology Program offers state-of-the art treatments to manage the side effects of cancer treatment, including fertility preservation, restoration of sexual vitality, reconstruction of the urinary tract and bladder health optimization.

    Cancer Clinical Trials

    If you or someone you love is facing cancer, clinical trials may provide an alternative. Northwestern Medicine offers clinical studies for a wide variety of types and stages of cancer.

    Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

    You deserve to be comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your physician. A second opinion with another specialist can help you make the most informed choices.

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    The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.