Skip Navigation

Prostate Cancer Overview

  • When you come to the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), you are cared for by compassionate and experienced leaders in their field, who put your well-being and treatment first. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provides the safest, most effective therapies to treat your prostate cancer, while minimizing the side effects of treatment. We work closely with you to personalize your care every step of the way.

    The internationally recognized doctors and researchers in our Genitourinary Oncology Program use leading-edge techniques and conduct innovative studies and clinical trials to improve outcomes for all prostate cancer patients. Our team, which includes urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, and support staff, goes beyond treating the disease; they are devoted to every prostate cancer patient and family member.

    Individualized Treatment and Exceptional Care for Patients with Prostate Cancer — You Have...

    • World-renowned clinicians and researchers who work together to develop personalized treatment plans
    • A multidisciplinary team of genitourinary oncology specialists setting treatment guidelines globally
    • A nationally recognized research team who precisely identify cancer cells using a clinical database of over 8,000 genitourinary cancer samples
    • Advanced molecular pathology techniques used to identify tumors and plan treatment
    • Improved outcomes for prostate cancer patients
    • Rare radiation therapy techniques using image guidance to precisely target prostate tumors
    • Innovative treatments, including clinical trials of targeted and combination therapies, and robotic surgery and reconstructive techniques
    • An average of 25 open clinical trials at a time for genitourinary patients
    • Unique long-term survivorship programs for patients
    • The comprehensive expertise and patient-centered approach of two world-class medical centers — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital

    We Treat You, Not Just Your Cancer

    We offer many programs to support our patients and their families before, during, and after treatment, including:

  • Services and Support at Dana-Farber

    patient and technician

    Becoming a Patient

    As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

    patient ratings pie chart

    How Our Genitourinary Cancer Patients Rate Dana-Farber

    Take a look at our patient satisfaction survey results for our patients treated for genitourinary cancers.
    cover supportive resources brochure

    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

    healthy smoothies

    Eating Well During Cancer Video Series

    This video series and resource toolkit features Dana-Farber nutrition specialist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, and explores how diet can help support your health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatment.
    Blum Center creative arts program participant

    The Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center

    The Blum Resource Center provides patients and family members with a comfortable environment to learn more about disease treatment and management.

    Dana-Farber Care Card for patients

    Dana-Farber Care Card

    The Care Card is a prepaid spending account offering all our patients and visitors a safe and convenient way to make cashless purchases at many locations throughout Dana-Farber.