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About the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute

Northwestern Medicine is proud to announce the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Led by extraordinary physicians and scientists, the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute offers innovative, multidisciplinary treatment of all genitourinary cancers.

Northwestern Medicine Urology has been ranked as one of the top urology programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is second in NIH Urology program funding. The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is proud to be a nationally recognized cancer program by U.S. News & World Report.

Our Northwestern Medicine Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute experts are committed to providing outstanding care for patients, with a personalized, integrative, and innovative approach to research, education, and discovery centered around the treatment of urologic diseases.

The Northwestern Medicine Urology Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital prides itself on its service to patients.

The Department of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a longstanding tradition of providing state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approaches to the evaluation and management of urologic cancers with recognized specialists in each branch of cancer care.


Multidisciplinary Team

Led by Edward Schaeffer, MD, chair of urology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and professor of urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute brings together a multidisciplinary team of renowned physicians and scientists to leverage their expertise—driving breakthroughs in treatment and accelerating new discoveries. Patients will have convenient access to some of the country’s leading urologic cancer specialists.

Meet our Experts: 
Radiation Oncology
Medical Oncology

Areas of Care

The physicians at the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the following genitourinary cancers:

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.

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 kidney cancer specialists provide personalized treatment plans based on the severity of the cancer and the patient's needs and preferences.

Testicular Cancer

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