Northwestern Medicine Genitourinary Cancer Care
Genitourinary (urologic) cancers are cancers of the urinary tract and male reproductive system, including bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancers.
Our multidisciplinary, integrated teams provide the most advanced urologic cancer care in the region, from the latest advanced screening and diagnostic approaches to the most innovative treatment options.
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
- Palliative medicine physician
- Social worker
- Interventional radiologist
- Advanced practice nurses
- 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.
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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, 2022–2023. 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 — 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.
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.