James A. Eastham


Chief, Urology Service; Florence and Theodore Baumritter/Enid Ancell Chair of Urologic Oncology

About Me

I am a surgeon who specializes in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer, and “salvage” radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer in whom radiation therapy has failed.

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My clinical research focuses on improving outcomes (such as cancer control, urinary continence, and sexual function) following surgery for prostate cancer. Together with my colleagues in medical oncology and radiation oncology, we attempt to tailor therapy more accurately to each individual’s cancer in order to control cancer spread and decrease treatment-related side effects.

  • Clinical Expertise: Prostate Cancer; Nerve-Sparing Techniques; Salvage Radical Prostatectomy; Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of Southern California
  • Residencies: University of Southern California Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Urology

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Books and Book Chapters
“Salvage radical prostatectomy for recurrence of prostate cancer after radiation therapy.” Eastham JA, Scardino PT. In: Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary Oncology. 3rd ed. Vogelzang NJ, Scardino PT, Shipley WU, DF Coffey, eds. Baltimore:  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2006: 306-314.

“Nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy.” Eastham JA, Jarrard DF. In: Atlas of the Prostate. 3rd ed. Scardino PT, Slawin KM, eds. Philadelphia: Current Medicine; 2006: 145-161.

“Preservation of sexual function after treatment for prostate cancer.” Eastham JA. In: Prostate Cancer: Principles and Practice. Kirby RS, Partin AW, Feneley M, Parsons JK, eds. Abington, UK: Taylor & Francis; 2006: 675-682.

“Expectant management of prostate cancer.” Eastham JA, Scardino PT. In: Campbell’s Urology. 9th ed. Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, Partin AW, Wein AJ, eds. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2007.

“Cancer of the prostate.” Zelefsky MJ, Eastham JA, Sartor AO. In: DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s: Cancer Principles & Practice of Oncology. DeVita VT Jr., Lawrence TS, Rosenberg SA, eds. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011: 1220-1279.

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Clinical Trials

Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.