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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. 

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Kathryn E. Beckermann
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Kathryn E. BeckermannMD, PhD

    Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urologic Cancer
Nancy B. Davis
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4.8

Nancy B. DavisMD

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

    Hematology/Oncology
Elizabeth G. Ryan
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4.8

Elizabeth G. RyanDNP, APRN, FNP

    Cancer
Kerry R. Schaffer
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Kerry R. SchafferMD

    Hematology/Oncology
Deborah E. Wallace
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Deborah E. WallaceFNP, MSN, BSN

    Cancer, Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancers Including Melanoma
Austin N. Kirschner
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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
Christien A. Kluwe

Christien A. KluweMD

    Brain Cancer, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
Eric T. Shinohara
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4.8

Eric T. ShinoharaMD, MSCI

    Cancer, Radiation Oncology
Daniel A. Barocas
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4.8

Daniel A. BarocasMD, MPH, FACS

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

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

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urology
Amy N. Luckenbaugh
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Amy N. LuckenbaughMD

    Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
Kelvin A. Moses
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4.8

Kelvin A. MosesMD, PhD

    Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Testis Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
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
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David F. PensonMD, MPH, MMHC

    Bladder Cancer, 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
Joseph A. Smith
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Joseph A. SmithMD

    Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Jeffrey J. Tosoian

Jeffrey J. TosoianMD, MPH

    Bladder Cancer, Elevated PSA, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testis Cancer, Urology

Why Choose Prostate Cancer at Vanderbilt

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    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.

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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.

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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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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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    Innovation

    Our surgeons use robotic and minimally invasive technologies to minimize the effects of treatment and help you maintain a high quality of life. Our radiation oncology team use leading-edge technology and therapies. Our medical oncology team provides you with access to novel therapies, standard systemic therapy and precision cancer therapies. Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to prostate cancer care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments at Vanderbilt before they are widely available.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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

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    3D MRI fusion targeted biopsy
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    Active surveillance
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    Cryoablation
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    Cryotherapy
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    High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
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    High-risk screening