Your Partner in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Prostate Cancer Program is dedicated to providing new levels of precision to the field of prostate cancer care. We are one of the most advanced programs for radiotherapy treatment of prostate cancer in the U.S., offering cutting-edge treatments that carefully target cancerous cells while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Although prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the U.S., it is often slow-growing and highly treatable. Our team of prostate cancer experts is here to help you achieve the best possible outcome so that you and your family can move on to a healthy, happy future.
The UT Southwestern Difference
UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only cancer program in North Texas designated by the National Cancer Institute.
Our highly experienced team of prostate cancer specialists provides personalized, compassionate care. Many of our specialists are recognized as national leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary cancers. Together, we take a collaborative approach, leveraging the expertise of a wide range of experts, including urologists, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists, to provide each patient with the highest standard of care.
Our Dedication to Precision
Our dedication to precision starts with prompt and accurate diagnosis . Our highly accurate diagnostic techniques include:
- Digital rectal examinations
- Prostate-specific antigen
- MRI-guided biopsy
- TRUS/MRI-guided biopsy (trans-rectal ultrasound/MRI fusion technique)
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy
If a patient is diagnosed with prostate cancer, our physicians will develop a unique plan of care. Since the disease is usually slow-growing, we may recommend a “watch-and-wait” approach, which involves close monitoring without treatment.
For those patients who do require treatment, we offer advanced techniques that include:
- Medical treatment, including:
- Drugs to prevent the spread of cancer to the bones
- Hormone therapy
- Sipuleucel-T, an immunotherapeutic vaccine
- Radiation therapy, which uses radiation to kill cancerous cells. We offer several of the most advanced radiation therapy techniques used for prostate cancer, including:
- Brachytherapy, in which radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate to deliver radiation and treat cancer from within. Our team includes dedicated brachytherapy specialists, who have advanced training in placing these implants.
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which uses state-of-the-art technology used to treat difficult-to-reach prostate tumors.
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which uses advanced image guidance to very precisely deliver radiation from many different angles. Our team pioneered the five-treatment stereotactic regimen, which is now being adopted at many progressive prostate cancer centers worldwide.
- Surgery to remove the prostate. In those cases that require surgery, many of our patients are candidates for minimally-invasive or robotic surgery.
As an academic medical center, UT Southwestern frequently conducts clinical trials that give patients the opportunity to complement traditional therapy for prostate cancer with new and promising treatment strategies.
For example, current clinical trials are working to make SBRT treatments safer by using a biodegradable rectal spacer gel to protect the rectum. UT Southwestern is currently the only accredited site in Texas at which this spacer gel can be used.
Request an Appointment
To schedule a visit with a prostate cancer specialist at UT Southwestern’s facilities in Dallas or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.
Meet Our Prostate Cancer Experts
Our team of specialists is nationally recognized for their work diagnosing and treating all types of genitourinary cancer, including prostate cancer.