Providing Expert Treatment for all Urologic and Genitourinary Cancers

The doctors of the Stanford Urologic Cancer Program are dedicated to preserving quality of life and providing exceptional care through customized treatment plans for each patient. The Program focuses on the investigation and management of cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, and genitalia. Emphasis is placed on finding cancer treatments that offer the greatest efficacy with the fewest complications and are based on a multi-specialty approach which combines clinical expertise from urology, radiation oncology and medical oncology in the office, the operating room, and the laboratory.

Urologic Cancer Program
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875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Bladder, Kidney, Prostate, Urethra, and Testicular Cancers

Urologic Cancer Research at Stanford

Our team of urologic cancer experts at Stanford is actively engaged in performing novel research and designing innovative clinical trials for all types of urologic cancers, including bladder, kidney and prostate cancers.

Research highlights include:

Bladder cancer

  • Stem cell research aimed at developing new treatments
  • Improved molecular analysis of tumors to guide treatment decisions
  • Combination trials with targeted therapies, vaccine trials, and standard of care chemotherapies

Kidney cancer

  • Active bi-monthly seminars that highlight work of Stanford researchers and facilitate collaboration
  • Molecular profiling of kidney tumor tissue to develop biomarkers and better guide treatment
  • Combination trials with targeted therapies and traditional chemotherapies
  • New therapies that starve cancer cells of glucose
  • Advanced imaging studies and minimally invasive diagnostic technologies

Prostate cancer

  • Hedgehog signaling pathway discoveries that have led to development of novel therapies
  • Molecular analysis of prostate tumors that may enhance treatment decisions
  • Experimental anti-androgen hormone therapies that have recently been shown to increase patient survival
  • Quality of life studies, including urinary incontinence
  • Active surveillance studies: Evidence suggests that some low grade, early stage prostate cancers can be safely observed without treatment, so-called "active surveillance."

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Before beginning treatment, ask your doctor about any clinical trials you should consider. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer patients.

Clinical trial eligibility flowcharts

Eligibility flowcharts map clinical trials to specific types of cancers to determine if a participant is eligible for the particular clinical trial. View all urologic and genitourinary cancer eligibility flowcharts at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources

Bring completed forms found in the Urologic and GU Cancer New Patient Appointment Letter.

MEDICAL RELEASE

Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics). 

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-6000

For Health Care Professionals

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients including access to PRISM, our referring provider portal.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Please note, though this form is from Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

Learn More About PRISM »