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Bladder Cancer

Our bladder cancer specialists at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center treat patients with all stages of bladder cancer. Our team works together to provide a precise diagnosis and effective treatment options, including nerve-sparing surgeries and the neobladder procedure. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offers an advanced standard of care as well as clinical trial options. We're with you throughout your entire journey, including diagnosis, treatment, post-operative therapy and ongoing care.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all common and rare types of bladder cancer, including;

Meet Your Care Team

Kathryn E. Beckermann

Kathryn E. BeckermannMD, PhD

    Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urologic Cancer
Brian I. Rini

Brian I. RiniMD

Kerry R. Schaffer

Kerry R. SchafferMD

Daniel A. Barocas

Daniel A. BarocasMD, MPH, FACS

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopy and Robotics, Prostate Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Sam S. Chang

Sam S. ChangMD, MBA

    Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Meredith E. Donahue

Meredith E. DonahueAPRN

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urology
Ryan S. Hsi

Ryan S. HsiMD, FACS

    Endourology, Kidney Stones, Urology
Amy N. Luckenbaugh

Amy N. LuckenbaughMD

    Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
Wendy E. Nichols

Wendy E. NicholsAPRN

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Elevated PSA, Female Urology, Male Urology/Men's Health, Urologic Cancer, Urology
Maggie B. O'Block

Maggie B. O'BlockAPRN

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urology
David F. Penson

David F. PensonMD, MPH, MMHC

    Elevated PSA, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Kristen R. Scarpato

Kristen R. ScarpatoMD, MPH

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy/Artemis, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Jeffrey J. Tosoian

Jeffrey J. TosoianMD, MPH

    Bladder Cancer, Elevated PSA, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urology
Austin N. Kirschner

Austin N. KirschnerMD, PhD

    Cancer, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia, Acute and Chronic, Lymphoma, Low, Intermediate, and High Grade, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Radiation Oncology
Eric T. Shinohara

Eric T. ShinoharaMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Why Choose the Bladder Cancer Program 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.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Our bladder cancer team includes medical oncologists, urologists, radiation oncologists, pharmacists, pathologists, radiologists, nutrition experts and pain and symptom management physicians. We work together and with experts in other medical specialties to provide you personalized care that addresses your unique needs.

  • health, circle, cross, Comprehensive care
    Comprehensive care

    We care for patients through diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, education and research. From the most simple to the most complex treatment, we provide a full range of options to address your specific needs and preferences.

  • compass, Patient care coordinators
    Clinical care coordinator

    A dedicated clinical care coordinator offers personalized assistance to women dealing with bladder cancer or bladder removal. This resource is available at any time during the disease spectrum – at initial screening, during clinic visits, throughout pre-/post-operative care.

  • medical record, Second opinions, cross, pen
    Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best health decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to give you an informed opinion.

  • 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.

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Cancer clinical trials

    As a leading cancer research center, we offer the latest approaches being studied in clinical trials. When you take part in a cancer clinical trial, you have the chance to help improve treatment for others, while also receiving expert care from our experienced doctors and research nurses. Find a clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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


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