The American Cancer Society predicts that more than 300,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the genitourinary system this year. This group includes prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers. To effectively serve patients in the greater metropolitan Charlotte region with these cancers, Blumenthal Cancer Center offers the region's only multidisciplinary cancer care programs in prostate, bladder, kidney and testes cancer involving experts in genitourinary surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology.

Under the direction of Chris Teigland, MD, and Kris Gaston, MD, the program's team members focus on clinical care, research, surgery and rehabilitation for the treatment of prostate, bladder, renal and testicular cancer. Carolinas Medical Center is one of the nation's leading centers in minimally invasive/robotic surgery offering nerve-sparring robotic prostatectomy, robotic radical cystectomy, and robotic or laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Carolinas Medical Center is one of the only centers in the southeastern United States that offers advanced retroperitoneal surgery and node dissection for locally advanced kidney and testes cancer.

Chris Teigland, MD, is the director of the Multidisciplinary Small Kidney Tumor Program which specializes in kidney-sparing approaches for treating the increasing numbers of patients diagnosed with small incidental kidney masses. Additionally, Dr. Teigland is a leading member of the Advanced Kidney Cancer program and the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Program at Blumenthal Cancer Center.

Kris Gaston, MD, is the director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Program at the Blumenthal Cancer Center. This conference and clinic was designed to approach prostate, bladder and testes cancer from a multimodal approach giving patients with genitourinary cancers their best chance at cure and opportunity to engage in life saving national clinical trials. The Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Program includes the following members:

This team collaborates with a team of pathologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists to provide the best care possible for our patients.

Asim Amin, MD, directs the Advanced Kidney Cancer Program at Blumenthal Cancer Center. In addition to being one of the only centers in the United States that utilizes high-dose Interleukin-2, the advanced renal cell program offers all the latest treatments and clinical trials for advanced Kidney Cancer.

For more information, please call 704-355-8686 or 800-804-9376.