The Genitourinary Oncology team in the Division of Oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) provides comprehensive, patient-centered care for those diagnosed with genitourinary cancers, such as prostate, testicular, bladder, and kidney tumors.
The Genitourinary (GU) Oncology team’s mission is to:
- Provide high-quality, personalized medical care to patients diagnosed with, suspected of having, or at high risk for a GU malignancy, in a well-coordinated, multidisciplinary fashion so as to improve, enhance, and sustain quality of life
- Educate current and future health care providers and general practitioners on various aspects of GU cancers
- Contribute to advances in biomedical research in the areas of prevention, screening, and treatment
- Promote good health in our community through collaborations with physicians and local leaders and patient advocacy groups
Our team of highly skilled physicians and nurses provides consultation and management in both the outpatient and inpatient setting at Memorial Hermann TMC and Northeast.
Patient-centered care is the goal of GU Oncology treatment at UT Physicians. Our GU clinic sees hundreds of patients per year, giving our physicians the experience necessary to assess complex cases and personalize treatment. We achieve this in part through robust communication among practitioners through our electronic medical records system and biweekly GU tumor case discussion meeting.
Even for less-complex cases, our physicians and team members recognize the need to personalize treatment and supportive care to maintain each patient’s quality of life during treatment and achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our status as an academic medical center gives patient the opportunity to participate in clinical and translational research trials . These trials might be for new treatments or combinations, or new methods of tumor analysis to determine the most appropriate treatment.
We provide comprehensive care through collaboration with members of the Divisions of Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, and Radiology and includes multidisciplinary tumor board conferences and coordination of care through the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center.
These services include genetic counseling, infusion services, palliative care, and social work.
The expertise of our GU Oncology team combined with the resources of the UTHealth System ensures that our patients and their families are in good hands throughout the course of their cancer care.