THE LEADERS AND BEST
Today, as a world leader in the field of prostate cancer research and treatment, the University of Michigan is: .
- The only facility in the U.S. with three major grants in urology from the National Institute of Health.
- Responsible for major advances in the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer.
- One of the few centers with a database containing 12,000 prostate cancer patient outcomes – indispensable for technical evaluations and research.
- Aggressively promoting advances in the detection and treatment of urologic cancers at the U-M Multidisciplinary Urology Oncology Clinic.
- The only program in Michigan with five surgeons who possess expertise in endoscopy and/or laparoscopy.
- Dedicated to the development of new instrumentation and techniques for laparoscopy and other minimally invasive procedures.
THE MICHIGAN DIFFERENCE …
ADVANCING TREATMENT FOR UROLOGIC CANCER & DISEASE
One common mission guides the efforts of the physicians and scientists at the University of Michigan: to find cures for urologic cancer and disease.
IMPROVING OUTCOMES WITH EXCEPTIONAL CARE
From diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation, quality of patient care is the single most important factor in a positive outcome. Our team is transforming the patient experience by providing a new, more efficient model for patient scheduling, contact and education.
- The Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Clinic specializes in the detection and treatment of urologic cancers in the prostate, kidneys, bladder, and testes. The clinic brings together nationally recognized experts – medical oncologists, urologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists. This clinical cooperation of disciplines carries over to laboratory research, enabling us to bring discoveries in the lab directly to our patients.
- The Minimally Invasive Urology Team is the only program in the state with five surgeons with advanced expertise in endoscopy or laparoscopy. The team is dedicated to developing new and improved methods of minimally invasive surgery. Our clinical research is focused on refining clinical surgical techniques and assessing the effectiveness of current ones.
- The Pediatric Urology Team is a national leader in providing outstanding care for the treatment of childhood urologic disease and cancer. The team works closely with other specialties whenever a multidisciplinary approach is required. The renowned Mott Children's Hospital and its expertise in pediatric kidney transplantation is among the world's best in terms of outcome and associated urinary tract reconstruction. Similarly, the pediatric oncology team and surgery division have outstanding expertise and excellent outcomes with genitourinary malignancies.
- The Erectile Dysfunction & Male Infertility Team provides comprehensive evaluation of hormonal, neurological and vascular problems to provide the best treatment. The team also works closely with gynecologists and reproductive endocrinologists to provide the best outcome for patients and their partners.
- The Incontinence, Neurourology & Female Urology Team is recognized internationally for evaluating and treating patients with urologic disorders. Our fully-equipped urodynamics laboratory helps our doctors identify lower urinary tract issues which may be causing bladder problems. The comprehensive continence clinic, run jointly with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, treats complex incontinence in women.
FOSTERING INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION
The University of Michigan has a vision: to create a research community in which research physicians and scientists can work together to advance treatment for urologic cancer and disease. As one of the leading programs in the nation, our Center fosters innovation through collaboration.
SUPPORTING PROGRESS WITH GENEROSITY
Philanthropy enables us to maintain outstanding faculty, the brightest students and innovative high-risk research that benefits patients through new technologies and clinical care. Recently, private donations have allowed our scientists to successfully:
- Identify a new biomarker leading to new methods of detecting and diagnosing prostate cancer in men.
- Discover a technique using cells from the inner mouth to recreate bladder tissue that may lead to better bladder reconstruction surgery in children.
- Advance our research on Histotripsy, a non-invasive treatment of tumors using high frequency sound waves.
- Support research on Quality of Care for urologic disease and cancers exploring how health services result in desirable outcomes, minimal complications and cost-effectiveness.
- Establish a Prostate Cancer Survivorship Clinic focused on patient-centered quality of life issues.
Because the U-M Department of Urology has strong grant support, your gift will go entirely to support research – not operating costs.