Genitourinary Cancer

Every patient is unique and will receive a personalized plan of treatment, which might include any or a combination of our services from treatment to supportive care to survivorship clinics. Our treatments are focused on taking care of each individual.

Treatment:

  • Surgery, including minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery.
  • The most current and novel treatments including chemotherapy, immunotherapy and/or targeted therapy. Progress in treatment of genitourinary malignancies of the prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers have allowed for more personalized care of patients diagnosed with these conditions.
  • Radiation therapy using the latest technologies. The University of Arizona's Department of Radiation Oncology is a well-equipped, state of the art radiation therapy center.
  • Personalized genetic profiling to help families with a history of a genetic condition to screen for diseases that are more common in certain groups, learn about the higher chance for certain types of cancers developing and to provide new avenues for treating cancer.

Management of Side Effects:

  • Pelvic Floor Clinic - helps with postoperative urinary incontinence issues.
  • Lymphedema Clinic - helps when there is swelling after lymph nodes are removed.
  • Ostomy Teaching - helps with confidence in managing ostomy care.
  • Nutritional Counseling - helps prevent weight loss from cancer or treatment.
  • Pain Management Services - helps control pain so a patient can carry on with everyday life.
  • Palliative Care - helps manage symptoms of the disease and treatment.
  • Survivorship Clinic - offers lifestyle changes to improve the quality of life for all cancer survivors.

Support:

  • Nursing and Lay Navigation Services are available to help guide in making the best treatment decisions, provide resources to deal with the logistics of care, and facilitate services as needed.
  • Emotional and Supportive Care Services are offered when help is needed, emotionally, socially and spiritually.  
  • Behavioral Health Services can provide support when dealing with depression and difficulties coping with challenges.

Tucson

Phoenix

Medical Oncology

Staff

Phoenix

Clinical Research Coordination

Laura Mercado
602-827-2916
Laura Moreno

Regulatory Coordination

Ramses Pardo
602-827-2683
Tucson

Clinical Research Nursing

Kathy Kachenko
520-694-9087
Lynnette Theiss, Senior Research RN
520-694-9062

Clinical Research Coordination

Annie Phinizy CCRC
520-694-9035

Research Data Coordination

RayAnn R Chansky
520-626-8218

Regulatory Coordination

Forest Melton, MS, MHA

Management

Gloria E. Rippe, BS
520-690-9049