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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 3D MRI fusion targeted biopsy
- Active surveillance
- Cancer treatment vaccine
- High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
- Hormonal therapy
- Image-guided radiotherapy
- Injectable radiation
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Male lumpectomy
- Photon therapy
- PSA test
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Ultrasound ablation of the prostate
Meet Your Care Team
For Referring Physicians
To refer a patient to Vanderbilt’s Prostate Cancer team, call (615) 343-3700.