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Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD, on Treating Prostate/GU CancersLearn more about our personalized approach to the treatment and care of patients with prostate cancer, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer.
Staffed by medical, urologic, and radiation oncologists, our center offers the latest treatments fueled by ongoing discovery. Our genitourinary cancer experts work together to create an individualized treatment plan that offers each patient the most effective care.
During your first appointment at the center, you'll get a thorough consultation to help determine the best course of treatment for your cancer.
You will have the opportunity to meet with up to three specialists: medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and urologist. Working with you, these experts will evaluate, discuss, and recommend specific treatments to create a care plan that takes your individual needs into account.
Our team also includes radiologists, pathologists, nurse specialists,
palliative care specialists,
psychologists and psychiatrists,
sexual health experts, and
dietitians. Working together, we provide expert diagnostic services and innovative treatment options, including:
We also run several laboratories that are investigating the molecular basis of all genitourinary malignancies. These research efforts are vital, because basic science is a crucial component in the treatment of cancer. Understanding the basic mechanisms of disease will ultimately translate into better treatment for our patients.
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