The Baylor Scott & White Health difference
If you or your loved one is facing a genitourinary cancer (GU cancer) diagnosis, turn to the experts at the Genitourinary Cancer Research and Treatment Center, an integral part of Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas. A diagnosis of GU cancer can be overwhelming, but our dedicated team of experts will apply the best medicine, treatments and research to bring hope and healing to our patients and their caregivers.
Our comprehensive Genitourinary Cancer Center in Dallas treats more GU cancer patients than any other cancer program in the region and excels in the management of complex and advanced high-risk cases, so you can rest assured you are being cared for by the most capable and experienced team in North Texas.
Our team specializes in the treatment of cancers of the GU tract, including:
Bladder cancer occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing in the bladder. There are several types of bladder cancer, including transitional cell (urothelial) carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Kidney cancer is when cells in either kidney begin to multiply at a fast rate. The most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma, but there are many other different types.
Penile cancer occurs when the cells in the tissue of the penis begin to grow abnormally at a fast rate. Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer begins in the flat skin cells of the penis or in the glans. Squamous cell penile cancer is slow moving and can be cured if caught early.
Prostate cancer is when cells in the prostate change and grow out of control. These cells may form a tumor, noncancerous growth, atypical cells, cancer and metastatic cancer. Most prostate cancers occur in men who are older than 65.
Testicular cancer is when abnormal cells develop in a testicle. If testicular cancer is found early enough, with the help of self-examination, it is the most curable form of cancer.
Urethral cancer is a rare form of cancer that develops in the tube that carries urine from the bladder to an opening on the outside of the body.
Genitourinary cancer treatment options
Every patient is unique and deserves a personalized plan of care. Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of GU cancer, and personal preferences. Patients in Dallas can be treated with any combination of:
- Radiation therapies
- Active surveillance
- Pain management
- Personalized genetic profile
- Clinical trials
Our team approach
To ensure patients are receiving quality care at all stages of their GU cancer diagnosis, our team of Dallas cancer care experts participate in multidisciplinary cancer conferences to collaboratively discuss, evaluate and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient.
In addition to physician and nursing experts, the care team at the Genitourinary Cancer Research and Treatment Center in Dallas also includes specialists in the following areas:
Texas Immuno-Oncology Biorepository (TIOB)
The Texas Immuno-Oncology Biorepository (TIOB) is a research facility that collects, catalogs and stores samples of biological material, such as urine, blood, stool, tissue, cells, DNA, RNA and protein, in an effort to improve our understanding of cancer.