Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital believes in taking
a team approach to treating genitourinary (GU) cancer. That means your
care will include experts from multiple specialties who all work together
to find the best treatment plan for you.
Genitourinary cancers affect the urinary tract and male reproductive system,
including the kidneys, bladder, adrenal and prostate.
Our team approach helps us treat your cancer holistically. That means we
focus on more than your disease — we also care for any physical
or emotional side effects from treatment. We’ll use the latest technology
and therapy options to treat your disease while making sure you get the
support you need to help you through this illness, so you can return to
What types of genitourinary cancers are treated at Lynn Cancer Institute?
Our team treats a full range of genitourinary cancers, including:
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Adrenal gland tumors
- Penile cancer
How do Lynn Cancer Institute experts diagnose genitourinary cancers?
We take a comprehensive approach to every patient’s diagnosis, which
starts with a physical exam. During this exam, we’ll talk about
your health history and your symptoms.
You may also need to undergo tests to help us pinpoint your diagnosis.
These tests may include:
- CT scan
- MRI fusion biopsy
- Genomic testing
At Lynn Cancer Institute, all of our diagnostic tests are available under
one roof. This helps reduce your travel time and allows us to come up
with an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.
How does Lynn Cancer Institute treat genitourinary cancers?
At Lynn Cancer Institute, you’ll have a team of experts by your side
from the beginning. Every patient is offered care at our multidisciplinary
urologic oncology clinic before starting treatment. During this clinic,
you will sit with all of the experts on your care team to review imaging
and test results. We’ll also discuss treatment options and spend
time answering your questions.
Our team of specialists will collaborate on a treatment plan that fits
your needs. These experts include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists,
radiologists, pathologists and surgical oncologists who all specialize
in urology. We also work with genetic counselors to determine if you or
your family would benefit from genetic testing.
Your treatment plan will depend on your specific tumor type and diagnosis.
In some cases, we may recommend a clinical trial that’s testing
a new therapy or therapy combination.
Treatment may include:
- Surgery, including minimally invasive robotic surgery
- Radiation therapy
- CyberKnife radiosurgery
- Systemic therapy, including chemotherapy
We also make sure support services are a key part of your treatment plan.
These services can include:
- Nutrition counseling
- Exercise and wellness classes, including yoga and meditation
- Social work support or counseling
- Survivorship program
When you come to Lynn Cancer Institute for genitourinary cancer treatment,
you can expect:
- A holistic approach that focuses on treating the whole person and not just
- A team of experts that collaborates on a treatment plan and cares for you
like a family member
- The latest diagnostic technology and therapeutic options available under one roof
What is an MRI fusion biopsy?
An MRI fusion biopsy is a diagnostic test that allows us to take more precise
biopsies of a prostate tumor. This test combines an ultrasound with detailed
images from an MRI. This combined image helps us pinpoint the exact location
of the prostate tumor. Lynn Cancer Institute was one of the first institutes
in the region to use this advanced testing process.
Do you offer genetic testing and counseling for genitourinary cancer patients?
We offer genetic testing for patients who may have a hereditary predisposition
that increases their risk of developing cancer. Understanding this risk
can help us develop better treatment and prevention plans for the patient
and family members.
If we suspect you have a genetic risk for cancer, you’ll meet with
our genetic counselor to discuss testing options. In some cases, we may
recommend your family members undergo genetic counseling and testing to
understand their risk.
Meet the team
Our team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists,
pathologists and radiation oncologists who all specialize in genitourinary
cancers. We also work closely with nutritionists, social workers, nurses
and other support staff.
- David Taub: Director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Urology
- Michael Kasper: Radiation Oncology
- Gregg Goldin: Radiation Oncology
- Spencer Bachow: Radiation Oncology
- Edgardo Castillo: Medical Oncology
- Alan Koletsky: Medical Oncology
- AJ Lewis: Radiology
- Saleem Umar: Pathologist
Genitourinary cancer clinical trials
Our team is actively involved in clinical trials that focus on treating
patients with late-stage genitourinary cancer or recurring (relapsed) cancer.
To learn more, talk to your doctor or view our
list of active trials.