Bladder cancer: Approach to Care


The Urologic Cancer Center’s comprehensive medical team provides compassionate care and personalized options for the genitourinary cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testis. Our nationally recognized experts offer state-of-the-art treatment, including therapies that are available only through clinical trials. With one phone call, (352) 265-8282, patients can schedule all appointments and receive personal assistance from our Urologic Cancer Center Team, which is available to answer questions and coordinate medical services.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Team 

Located within one of the nation’s top research universities, the Urologic Cancer Center brings together numerous researchers and clinicians dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary cancers. Our nationally recognized multidisciplinary team of specialists meets weekly to carefully review patient information and develop the best possible treatment plan for each individual.

The multidisciplinary treatment team includes physicians, nurses and staff who can provide extensive experience in many areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our patients benefit from numerous services including:

  • Integrated clinical experience
  • Urologic oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Weekly GU tumor board
  • Clinical trial enrollment
  • Psychosocial support
  • Genetic counseling
  • Social workers
  • Patient educators and resources
  • Personal wellness and rehabilitation programs
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Palliative care
  • Home care
  • Prevention and screening
  • Support groups

State-of-the-Art Technology and Innovative Therapy

Our renowned experts utilize the latest innovative technology to provide extensive treatment and therapy options, including:

  • Robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Cryosurgical ablation
  • Brachytherapy
  • Proton therapy
  • External beam radiotherapy
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Intensity guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Cutting edge clinical trials including dendritic cell-based vaccines