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Prostate cancer


Most prostate cancers are detected at an early stage. Our expert team provides a precise diagnosis, second opinion consultations and effective treatment options. We combine advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Our surgeons use robotic and minimally invasive technologies to minimize the effects of treatment and help you maintain a high quality of life. 

Why Choose Prostate Cancer Care at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized cancer care

    The National Cancer Institute designates us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer. Vanderbilt is the only such designated cancer center in the state of Tennessee that treats adults and children.

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    High volume of procedures

    As one of the busiest prostate cancer programs in the Southeast, our high patient volumes translate into expert care for you.

  • people, Tumor board, team, staff, partners
    Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

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    Second opinions

    Men diagnosed or treated elsewhere often seek a second opinion from our specialists, who are known across the country and around the world for research and leadership in prostate cancer. In fact, as members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our experts help develop the guidelines that cancer doctors across the country follow.

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    Support services

    Cancer affects all aspects of life. We offer a range of support services, including the survivorship program and an integrative care center, to help you before, during and after treatment. We provide access to an array of services as needed including genetic testing, incontinence specialists, fitness and rehabilitation.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


Meet Your Care Team

Kristin K. Ancell

Kristin K. AncellMD

    Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology
Scott M. Haake

Scott M. HaakeMD

    Hematology/Oncology, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
Daniel A. Barocas

Daniel A. BarocasMD, MPH, FACS

    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Sam S. Chang

Sam S. ChangMD, MBA

    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Duke Herrell III

Duke Herrell IIIMD, FACS

    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Kelvin A. Moses

Kelvin A. MosesMD, PhD

    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
David F. Penson

David F. PensonMD, MPH, MMHC

    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Kristen R. Scarpato

Kristen R. ScarpatoMD, MPH

    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology

Related Information

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to Vanderbilt’s Prostate Cancer team, call (615) 343-3700.