The prostate, part of the male reproductive system, is a gland located under the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer usually begins in the gland cells and grows slowly, so many men have prostate cancer but are unaware of it. Sometimes, however, prostate cancer will grow and spread quickly. Prostate cancer is highly curable when detected and treated early.
Unfortunately, many men with prostate cancer become confused regarding the complex array of options that are available for prevention and treatment. The Prostate Cancer and Genitourinary Oncology Program at The James can help men and their families choose among the array of prostate cancer treatment options.
Most important, our treatment team offers a multidisciplinary approach with specialists in medical oncology, radiation therapy and urology providing integrated and coordinated multimodality care for prostate cancer. Your physician will discuss these prostate cancer treatment options with you, as appropriate:
As one of only four institutions approved by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct phase I and II clinical trials on NCI sponsored anticancer agents, the OSUCCC – James has access to more leading-edge targeted cancer therapies than most hospitals across America. That translates to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope. Search open cancer clinical trials.
This section of the Web site will give you access to:
If you have questions about prostate cancer, please call The James Line – a free cancer information resource and physician referral service – at 614-293-5066 or 1-800-293-5066 (outside Franklin County) or e-mail now. The James Line oncology nurses can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (except weekends and holidays).
Additional information is available in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's Prostate Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients.