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Urologic Cancers

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for the treatment of urologic cancers.

Our urology oncology team provides a multidisciplinary, coordinated approach to the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and management of benign and malignant tumors of the male genitourinary system and female urinary system.

When diagnosed with cancer, many patients are faced with a variety of consultations, mounds of information and complicated decisions to be made concerning treatment options. Our center is designed to assist and support patients through their cancer journey so they can choose the most appropriate treatment plan based on their particular diagnosis and needs. Additionally, our physicians have offices in many locations throughout East Tennessee to better serve patients with urologic cancers.

Our team treats the following conditions:

  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Penis
  • Testis
  • Ureter
  • Urethra

Your Care at the Cancer Institute

The Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for our patients with urologic cancers. Cancer patients receive all of their cancer care including surgical consultations, radiation therapy, genetic counseling/testing, chemotherapy infusions, and supportive/integrative health services, all on the campus of UT Medical Center.

Patients are reviewed at our weekly multidisciplinary conference where urologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, nurses and clinical trials coordinators gather to determine the best individualized treatment plan for each patient. This level of coordination ensures that patients are receiving the highest level of care, offering the best outcomes and quality of life.

Treatment options are provided towards comprehensive education, prevention, risk reduction and diagnostics that include:

Surgery

Urologists

Our team of board certified urologists specialize in the surgical and medical treatment for cancers of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive system. Urologists often are on the cutting edge of surgical techniques and are well trained in minimally-invasive techniques (including robotic assisted surgery), employing real-time ultrasound guidance, fiber-optic endoscopic equipment, and various lasers in the treatment of multiple benign and malignant conditions. They participate in the multidisciplinary approach with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists to provide individualized, state of the art care for each patient.

Radiation Oncology

A radiation oncologist is a board certified physician who uses radiation to treat cancer.  Radiation can be given to cure cancer either alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. It may also be given to relieve symptoms.  In some cases, radiation may also be used to treat benign tumors.  Our highly experienced team of radiation oncologists offer multiple treatment options including 3D conformal radiation, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), rotational RapidArc therapy, high and low dose brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery utilizing the CyberKnife. The radiation oncologists are part of the multidisciplinary team that reviews each patient’s case to determine an individualized treatment plan for each cancer patient.

Medical Oncology

At the University of Tennessee Medical Center, our board certified medical oncologists are experts in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of cancer including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies such as leukemia and lymphoma.  A medical oncologist is a physician who specializes in the medical treatment of cancer with chemotherapy as well as biological and hormonal therapy. Our medical oncologists work closely with the multidisciplinary oncology team to determine an individualized care plan and to coordinate the patient’s care.  Evidence based treatment guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and other peer-reviewed, nationally recognized organizations are used as guidelines to ensure adherence to clinical practice standards (“best practices”) and to optimize the quality of care and patient outcomes.

Pathologists

The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Department of Pathology provides expert surgical pathology services which are critical to the diagnosis and classification of colorectal cancers. An accurate diagnosis involving both gross and microscopic examination of tissue, body fluids and cells is a requisite to determining an individualized treatment plan for each patient.  Special tests and molecular markers are also performed by the Pathology Department which provide additional information important to the multidisciplinary team when recommending the most appropriate treatment. The Department of Pathology also offers a second review and opinion of slides and reports from other facilities. Our team of board certified pathologists includes pathology faculty members who specialize in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­specific cancers and have extensive experience evaluating and accurately characterizing cancerous tissue specimens.

Supportive Care

The Integrative Healthcare program at The University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute is designed to provide supportive and integrative therapies for cancer patients and their caregivers during all stages of cancer care from diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Clinical Trials

Cutting-edge treatment is offered to patients along with opportunities to participate in National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies made available to patients that offer the newest treatments and test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat diseases.

For more information, visit the Clinical Trials page or call 865-305-9773.

Your Next Steps

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with a urologic cancer, our Cancer Institute team is here for you in what can be a very stressful time. When diagnosed with cancer, many patients are faced with a variety of consultations, mounds of information and complicated decisions to be made concerning treatment options. Our center is designed to assist and support patients through their cancer journey so they can choose the most appropriate treatment plan based on their particular diagnosis and needs. Additionally, our physicians have offices in many locations throughout East Tennessee to better serve patients with urologic cancers. 

We have two practices who treat patients with urologic cancer, University Urology, and Urology and Urologic Surgery.

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions and request help when you need it. Our new patient section will provide you additional information about the Cancer Institute and everything you need to know to prepare for your first visit.

 

Your Treatment Team

James M. Bienvenu, MD

Urologist

Edward Kim, MD, Medical Director University Urology

Edward D. Kim, MD

Urologist

Paul Hatcher, MD

Paul A. Hatcher, MD

Urologist

Ryan B. Pickens, MD

Urologist

Wesley M. White, MD

Urologist

Bruce Woodworth, MD

Bruce E. Woodworth, MD

Urologist

John L. Bell, MD

Surgical Oncologist

Keith Gray, MD

Keith D. Gray, MD

Surgical Oncologist

James M. Lewis, MD

Surgical Oncologist

James McLoughlin MD

James McLoughlin, MD

Surgical Oncologist

Steven V. Dill MD

Steven V. Dill, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Joseph R. Kelley MD PhD

Joseph R. Kelley, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncologist

Christine F. Lauro MD

Christine Lauro, MD

Radiation Oncologist

David Aljadir, MD

David N. Aljadir, MD

Medical Oncologist

Antony J. Charles, MD

Antony Charles, MD

Medical Oncologist

Neil E. Faulkner, MD

Neil E. Faulkner, MD

Medical Oncologist

John Foust MD

John T. Foust, MD, FACP

Medical Oncologist

Clarissa S. Geyer, MD

Clarissa Geyer, MD

Medical Oncologist

Wahid Hanna, MD

Wahid Hanna, MD

Medical Oncologist

Matthew McCarty, MD

Matthew J. McCarty, MD, FACP

Medical Oncologist

James C. Mosley MD

James C. Mosley, MD

Medical Oncologist

Susan Newman, MD

Susan M. Newman, MD

Medical Oncologist

Timothy Panella, MD

Timothy J. Panella, MD

Medical Oncologist

N. Eric Schrock MD

N. Eric Schrock, MD

Medical Oncologist

Christopher Clark, MD

Christopher T. Clark, MD

Pathologist

Lisa D. Duncan MD

Lisa D. Duncan, MD

Pathologist

Alan D. Grindstaff MD

Alan D. Grindstaff, MD

Pathologist

Elizabeth Hubbard, MD

Pathologist

Laurentia M. Nodit MD

Laurentia M. Nodit, MD

Pathologist

Amila L. Orucevic, MD

Pathologist

George M. Sneed DO

George M. Sneed, DO

Pathologist

Stuart E. Van Meter MD

Stuart E. van Meter, MD

Pathologist

James W. Vaughan MD

James W. Vaughan, MD

Pathologist

Yorke D. Young MD

Yorke D. Young, MD

Pathologist

Clayton Bell, MD

Clayton Bell, MD

Integrative Health

John M. Lacy, MD

John M. Lacy, MD

Contact Info
University Urology
1928 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865)305-9254
Fax: (865)305-4589

Urology and Urologic Surgery
1932 Alcoa Highway, Suite C-475
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-305-5000
Fax: 865-305-5001

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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