Prostate, Bladder, Testicular and other Urinary Tract Cancers

​​​​​​​​​​The UW Medicine genitourinary cancer team provides unique multispecialized care for cancers of the prostate, urinary tract, kidneys and testicles. Our physicians are nationally known experts who work together on a multidisciplinary team that includes a surgeon, a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, and a pathologist, all of whom specialize exclusively in genitourinary cancers.

UW Medicine genitourinary cancer care physicians have access to every treatment option available, from proton therapy to genetic sequencing to clinical trials of new cancer therapies, enabling them to tailor treatment to the unique characteristics of your disease. The UW Medicine genitourinary cancer team sees patients at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

About Genitourinary Cancers

The UW Medicine genitourinary cancer team treats cancers of the prostate, urinary tract, kidneys and testicles, including:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Transitional cell carcinoma
  • Wilms' tumor
  • Renal sarcoma
  • Penile cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal pelvis cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Transitional cell cancer
  • Urachal cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Urethral cancer
  • Urothelial cancer

Treatment options

Most genitourinary cancers will be treated with one (or a combination) of the following treatment options:

  • Active surveillance
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials of new cancer therapies *
  • Genetic sequencing
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy (biological therapy)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy
  • ​Proton therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Systemic therapy
  • Surgical oncology

* As an academic health system, UW Medicine is able to offer its patients the opportunity to participate in clinical studies. Participation is optional, but patients who participate in these studies have the first chance to benefit from treatments that have shown promise in earlier research.

Prostate Cancer Providers

Medical Oncology​

Radiation Oncology

Surgery

Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney) Providers

Medical Oncology

Surgery

Radiation Oncology

    Testicular/Penile Cancer Providers

    Medical Oncology

    Radiation Oncology

    Surgery

    Transitional Cell Cancer of Kidney, Ureter or Bladder Providers

    Medical Oncology

    Radiation Oncology

    Surgery


      Team Approach

      As a parent organization of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), UW Medicine has access to the expertise of genitourinary specialists from three institutions—Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine—​working together as a team. Our medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology services are all offered in one location, enabling our specialists to collaborate to determine the best course of care for each individual patient. By sharing their broad expertise, our physicians can​ deliver comprehensive leading-edge treatment informed by the latest knowledge across all genitourinary specialties.

      Comprehensive Care

      UW Medicine offers a broad range of resources to support patients throughout the duration of their genitourinary cancer care. Patients, families and caregivers can attend education classes and group activities designed to instruct, enrich and support, as well as provide opportunities to connect with others. Patients also have access to a survivorship program that provides a long-term care plan once treatment is complete. The UW Medicine genitourinary cancer team strives to address the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of patients, families and caregivers alike.