At Weill Cornell Medicine, healthcare team members from different prostate cancer specialties collaborate closely in order to offer the best care for our patients. All patient treatment plans are reviewed in our weekly tumor board, a multidisciplinary forum that brings together prostate cancer experts from across specialty areas, including radiology, pathology, medical oncology, surgery and radiation oncology.
The multidisciplinary emphasis within our prostate cancer program helps ensure accurate diagnosis, and enables us to provide patients with an upfront outline of all available treatment options, including robotic surgery, image-guided targeted treatments, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, precision medicine and more.
Some prostate cancer patients may also be eligible for our Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic where healthcare team members from different specialties, including urologic oncologic surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology, will be available to see patients on the same day in an integrated appointment.
At the Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic, team members are available for consultations in-person or via video visits. Telemedicine appointments allow us to provide patients with high-quality, expert care from the comfort of home. Regardless of how you are seen, all patients will leave their multidisciplinary appointment with a plan outlining next steps and comprehensive prostate cancer treatment recommendations based on the advice of multiple experts.
Our physicians and scientists are continually studying prostate cancer and conducting research on therapies with the potential to be more effective. As a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Prostate Cancer Specialized Oncology Research Program of Excellence (SPORE), Weill Cornell Medicine is a top center in the nation for prostate cancer research. Patients seen at our center have access to Weill Cornell’s cutting-edge precision medicine technologies. Our team will also discuss with patients and family members the possibility of enrolling in a clinical trial, if appropriate. All patients seen at the Weill Cornell Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic have access to our full portfolio of prostate cancer clinical trials.
Additionally, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian provides our patients with a dedicated prostate cancer access nurse to help navigate the cancer diagnosis and treatment journey. Patients will also have access to a variety of supportive services including fertility preservation experts, genetic counselors, nutritionists, psycho-oncology and social work, patient navigators and an oncology consumer health librarian, as well as complementary and integrative medicine practitioners. Through our relationship with Us TOO NY, a leading patient advocacy organization for men with prostate cancer, we are also able to offer monthly peer-support group meetings that traditionally take place on the Weill Cornell campus, but are currently being offered virtually.
Please call (646) 962-5933 to speak to one of our team members to schedule an appointment at the Weill Cornell Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic.