Genitourinary Cancer Care
Genitourinary cancers account for about 16 percent of all new cancer cases. Genitourinary cancers (GU cancers) comprise malignancies of the bladder, kidneys, prostate, testes and penis. Prostate cancer is the most common, with more than 164,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Bladder cancer is the second most common GU cancer, with 81,000 new diagnoses expected this year.
Genitourinary Cancers We Treat
Below are the GU cancers commonly treated through Sarasota Memorial's Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute. If you’re seeking care for a specific or rare cancer that isn’t on this list, please call 941-917-7777, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
- Bladder cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer (renal cell cancer)
- Urothelial cancer
- Penile cancer
- Testicular cancer
Genitourinary Cancer Treatment
Sarasota Memorial’s integrated cancer care program uses a multidisciplinary team-based approach to leverage our specialists’ collective experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating even the most challenging GU cancers.
The program features an outpatient Prostate Clinic, an infusion center, offering traditional chemotherapy and the latest targeted therapies, as well as surgical and interventional options using the most innovative, minimally invasive tools and techniques like DaVinci Robotic-assisted surgery.
Navigating Genitourinary Cancer
Need help navigating your cancer journey? Contact our Genitourinary Cancer Nurse Navigator at 941-262-7568 or GUNavigation@smh.com.
Surgical Treatments for GU Cancers
- Biopsy procedures
- Laparoscopic and DaVinci Robotic procedures, including:
- Nerve-sparing techniques
- Laparoscopic and Robotic prostatectomy
- Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
- Robotic resections
- Laser surgery
- Open Nephrectomy
- Reconstructive surgery (bladder reconstruction; artificial testicle implantation; etc.)
- Segmental and radical cystectomy
- Transurethal resection (TUR)
Non-surgical treatments for GU Cancers
Cancer Care Beyond Treatment
At the Jellison Cancer Institute, we treat more than just the disease. Our care focuses on the whole person, helping patients—and their families—through the physical, emotional and mental effects of cancer. This integrated cancer care approach includes:
Genitourinary Cancer Review Board
Sarasota Memorial’s team of cancer specialists meets weekly to review patient cases and to collaborate on the best treatment strategies for each case. This team includes urologic oncology surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional and diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, certified oncology nurses, supportive care clinicians and other specialists. Collaboration ensures our patients have very best care and most treatment options available.
Accreditation & Honors
- The Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at Sarasota Memorial carries the nation's highest level of accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). It has maintained continuous CoC accreditation since 1988.
- US News ranks Sarasota Memorial as a high performer for Prostate Cancer Surgery in its 2023-2024 report.
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