Committed to Advanced Patient Care
The University of Florida Urologic Oncology Program at UF Health was established in 2007 to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with urologic cancers. The primary mission of the program is to streamline access both for patients and referring physicians to UF cancer specialists and offer a comprehensive spectrum of cancer treatments.
The UF Urologic Oncology Program offers a wide range of leading-edge cancer treatments, including advanced open, laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches, state-of-the-art radiotherapy and novel medical oncology therapeutics, as well as access to clinical trials for patients with urologic cancers, such as prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer.
UF surgeons in the Department of Urology are fellowship trained in urologic oncology and minimally invasive surgery and provide the latest in surgical technology and treatment options at UF Health. UF urologic surgeons are renowned for their expertise in treating complex cancers using the most advanced surgical procedures, including surgery and ablative techniques for early-stage disease and high risk cases, post-chemotherapy surgery and consolidative and salvage surgery. In addition to traditional open surgery, laparoscopic, robot-assisted and image-guided surgical approaches are offered for urologic cancers through our comprehensive program.
UF physicians from the Department of Radiation Oncology in the UF Urologic Oncology Program provide comprehensive radiation therapy services, including Intensity Modulated and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy(IMRT and IGRT), brachytherapy and systemic radioisotope infusion therapy. Patients referred to the program may participate in a number of clinical trials. UF physicians also partner with physical therapists through the Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Cancer Rehabilitation Programs to limit the impact of cancer and to improve the quality of life for our patients following their treatment.
UF medical oncologists offer advanced chemotherapy and targeted systemic treatments for patients with high-risk and advanced prostate, bladder, kidney and testis cancer, as well as treatment for less common urologic cancers such as adrenal, penile and urethral cancers. Outpatient chemotherapy is delivered in a dedicated infusion center staffed by experienced registered nurses and Physicians assistants, and supported by the Oncology Pharmacy Service. Inpatient care is managed in the Oncology unit at UF Health, staffed by full-time UF hospitalists, oncology consultants and Shands oncology nurses and pharmacists.