Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital believes in taking a team approach to treating genitourinary (GU) cancer. That means your care will include experts from multiple specialties who all work together to find the best treatment plan for you.
Genitourinary cancers affect the urinary tract and male reproductive system, including the kidneys, bladder, adrenal and prostate.
Our team approach helps us treat your cancer holistically. That means we focus on more than your disease — we also care for any physical or emotional side effects from treatment. We’ll use the latest technology and therapy options to treat your disease while making sure you get the support you need to help you through this illness, so you can return to your lifestyle.
What types of genitourinary cancers are treated at Lynn Cancer Institute?
Our team treats a full range of genitourinary cancers, including:
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Adrenal gland tumors
- Penile cancer
How do Lynn Cancer Institute experts diagnose genitourinary cancers?
We take a comprehensive approach to every patient’s diagnosis, which starts with a physical exam. During this exam, we’ll talk about your health history and your symptoms.
You may also need to undergo tests to help us pinpoint your diagnosis. These tests may include:
- CT scan
- MRI fusion biopsy
- Genomic testing
At Lynn Cancer Institute, all of our diagnostic tests are available under one roof. This helps reduce your travel time and allows us to come up with an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.
How does Lynn Cancer Institute treat genitourinary cancers?
At Lynn Cancer Institute, you’ll have a team of experts by your side from the beginning. Every patient is offered care at our multidisciplinary urologic oncology clinic before starting treatment. During this clinic, you will sit with all of the experts on your care team to review imaging and test results. We’ll also discuss treatment options and spend time answering your questions.
Our team of specialists will collaborate on a treatment plan that fits your needs. These experts include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and surgical oncologists who all specialize in urology. We also work with genetic counselors to determine if you or your family would benefit from genetic testing.
Your treatment plan will depend on your specific tumor type and diagnosis. In some cases, we may recommend a clinical trial that’s testing a new therapy or therapy combination.
Treatment may include:
- Surgery, including minimally invasive robotic surgery
- Radiation therapy
- CyberKnife radiosurgery
- Systemic therapy, including chemotherapy
We also make sure support services are a key part of your treatment plan. These services can include:
- Nutrition counseling
- Exercise and wellness classes, including yoga and meditation
- Social work support or counseling
- Survivorship program
When you come to Lynn Cancer Institute for genitourinary cancer treatment, you can expect:
- A holistic approach that focuses on treating the whole person and not just the cancer
- A team of experts that collaborates on a treatment plan and cares for you like a family member
- The latest diagnostic technology and therapeutic options available under one roof
An MRI fusion biopsy is a diagnostic test that allows us to take more precise biopsies of a prostate tumor. This test combines an ultrasound with detailed images from an MRI. This combined image helps us pinpoint the exact location of the prostate tumor. Lynn Cancer Institute was one of the first institutes in the region to use this advanced testing process.
We offer genetic testing for patients who may have a hereditary predisposition that increases their risk of developing cancer. Understanding this risk can help us develop better treatment and prevention plans for the patient and family members.
If we suspect you have a genetic risk for cancer, you’ll meet with our genetic counselor to discuss testing options. In some cases, we may recommend your family members undergo genetic counseling and testing to understand their risk.
Meet the Team
Our team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and radiation oncologists who all specialize in genitourinary cancers. We also work closely with nutritionists, social workers, nurses and other support staff.
- David Taub: Director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Urology
- Michael Kasper: Radiation Oncology
- Gregg Goldin: Radiation Oncology
- Spencer Bachow: Radiation Oncology
- Edgardo Castillo: Medical Oncology
- Alan Koletsky: Medical Oncology
- AJ Lewis: Radiology
- Saleem Umar: Pathologist
Miami Cancer Institute can provide access to clinical trials not widely available elsewhere. Clinical trials find new ways to treat and diagnose cancer and are ongoing. If an appropriate trial is available, we will talk to you about the benefits and risks.