Individualized Prostate Cancer Treatment
A patient receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis faces many decisions regarding the future of his health. At UH Seidman Cancer Center and the Urologic Oncology Center, we understand how a cancer diagnosis alters a patient’s life. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing the finest therapies while answering patient questions and calming fears.
Experts in Prostate Cancer Treatment
UH Seidman Cancer Center physicians are nationally recognized for their advanced contributions toward the treatment of prostate cancer. One of only 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute, UH Seidman Cancer Center offers leading treatments earlier than most other cancer centers. Our affiliation with Case Western Reserve University allows us to conduct ongoing studies aimed at cancer treatment and prevention.
Our Approach to Patient Care
UH physicians work with patients to ensure that they are fully educated about the complete cancer care process—from diagnosis to treatment.
The center’s team focuses on:
- A multidisciplinary approach to patient care, including input from UH surgeons, nurses, oncologists, dieticians and other team members
- Customized treatment plans that allow the patient to receive care and treatment that is specific to his needs
- Developing and assessing the latest, most innovative minimally invasive techniques, which lead to a quicker recovery with less pain
- Evaluating clinical research trials, which connects patients to highly innovative, leading-edge treatments
In 2004 $114 million in funding to the Center and its membership, largely from the National Institutes of Health, supports the cancer research program. Through the Center’s nine scientific programs and fourteen shared resource facilities, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to be successful in achieving its goals of improving the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of cancer through research; stimulating and supporting innovative, coordinated, interdisciplinary research on cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and control; developing clinical applications of research discoveries that are made readily available to residents of Northeast Ohio through partnering hospitals; and developing cancer prevention and control activities that contribute to the reduction of cancer morbidity and mortality in the state of Ohio.
* Source: National Cancer Institute