Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers is a state-of-the-art treatment center focused entirely on genitourinary cancers — tumors of the prostate, kidney, bladder, or testicle. Our multidisciplinary disease management teams are dedicated to providing patients with the most effective care available today — from the initial detection and diagnosis of disease to progressive treatment, rehabilitation, and follow-up care.
The Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers the most effective and advanced care available today for patients with genitourinary cancers.
The Kimmel Center is a one-stop portal to outstanding experts in urologic surgery, medical oncology, cancer screening, sexual rehabilitation, and many other elements of care. Our physicians dedicate themselves entirely to providing personalized care while providing innovative, state-of-the-art treatment for specific genitourinary cancers.
This means you will be cared for by a team of physicians who are extraordinarily experienced in diagnosing and treating the type of cancer you have.
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The Kimmel Center was designed to offer our patients a modern and comfortable treatment environment that brings together teams of experts in many aspects of care, including cancer detection, urologic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, and sexual rehabilitation.. Our staff also includes psychiatrists, psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, and social workers who are dedicated to supporting you and your loved ones throughout your treatment and helping you return to a fully functional life.
No two cancers are alike – and, similarly, no two sets of life circumstances are the same. At the Kimmel Center, we pay close attention to the individual opportunities and challenges you might face during treatment and recovery. A cornerstone of our approach is to learn as much as we can about the behavior and risks of your disease, as well as your personal goals and quality-of-life concerns. Each of these considerations is taken into account as we develop a well-informed treatment approach that is optimal for you.
Memorial Sloan Kettering experts are recognized worldwide for their pioneering research and treatment innovation in prostate and other urologic cancers. Today, we are able to offer our patients more effective and personalized treatment options than ever before – thanks to an improved understanding of the basic biology underlying the diseases, along with recent innovations in medicine and technology.
Many of our physicians are developing new drugs and diagnostic methods for prostate and urologic cancers, and are leading clinical trials of innovative therapies and technologies. Memorial-Sloan Kettering investigators are also pioneering the use of high-precision and image-guided technology for surgery and radiation, allowing us to increase the effectiveness of such treatments while diminishing the risks of adverse side effects.
Because of our active research agenda, many Kimmel Center patients who qualify as candidates for a clinical study have access to innovative treatments or diagnostic approaches that are not available at most hospitals. Learn more about clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
- Focal Therapy
- Sexual Health
- Counseling and Support
The Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers provides the following services for the comprehensive treatment of genitourinary cancers.
Cancer Detection, Screening, and Diagnosis
If you are concerned about your risk for developing prostate cancer, we offer detection services that include genetic counseling to help you evaluate your risk. Located within the Kimmel Center building, the John and Maxine Bendheim and Robert Bendheim Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Center welcomes men who are concerned about their prostate cancer risk or have a family history of the disease, a precancerous condition found by biopsy, or high levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA).
Learn more about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s prostate cancer screening guidelines and the diagnostics and screening services we offer.
If you need medical treatment such as hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, , biologic therapy, targeted therapies, or other new investigational drugs, you will meet with your medical oncologist and receive treatments at the Kimmel Center. Your therapy suite will provide you with a private and comfortable location for treatment.
You are welcome to bring your family members and loved ones to help you pass the time.
Surgery, Radiation Therapy, and Focal Therapy
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s physicians are at the forefront of developing and applying innovative, high-precision treatments for genitourinary cancers. We have extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), focal therapy, and other advanced techniques.
If surgery or radiation is part of your care, your treatment will take place at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s main hospital. In most cases you will be able to meet with your doctors for consultations and follow-up appointments at the Kimmel Center.
If you have been diagnosed with a prostate or urologic cancer, you may be concerned about how the disease or its treatment could affect your sexual life. At the Kimmel Center, a specialized team of urologists, nurses, and social workers is available to help men and women address any sexual health concerns as they arise. We offer evaluation, diagnostic procedures, treatment, and rehabilitation, as well as counseling and other support services. Learn more about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s sexual health programs.
Some patients find it challenging to maintain a proper diet, manage their weight, or cope with changes in appetite and taste during and after cancer treatment. At the Kimmel Center, certified dietitian-nutritionists are available on-site to discuss dietary options and help you establish healthy eating habits.
Counseling and Support
The Kimmel Center’s team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers can help you address your psychological, social, and practical needs. Our counselors and support groups help individuals, couples, and families work through issues that arise during treatment. Learn more about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Support Services.
In addition, current and former Memorial Sloan Kettering patients are available to speak with you as patient-to-patient volunteers, sharing their experiences and offering advice. Learn more about our Patient-to-Patient Support Program.
After your treatment is completed, the Kimmel Center offers comprehensive follow-up care and a range of services to promote wellness and cancer prevention. Your care team will identify and manage any side effects that result from your treatment, screen for a recurrence of your cancer or new cancer growth, and make referrals for other medical conditions. In addition, we provide education, support, and referrals for psychological and social concerns after treatment.
If you have been treated for prostate cancer, your follow-up care will be coordinated through the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Program.
Our Patient Portal
Kimmel Center patients can easily access information about their care via a secure Internet site called MYMSKCC. By logging into your MYMSKCC account, you can confirm and keep track of your appointments, view lab results, communicate with your healthcare team, and update your contact and insurance information. In addition, the service allows you to view financial balances and pay hospital bills online. Learn more about our Patient Portal.
Our Cancer Experts
At the Kimmel Center, you will receive care from multidisciplinary treatment teams, which include medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Working together, the members of your treatment team will ensure that you receive the best possible treatment according to your individual needs and preferences.
Because our doctors and nurses typically specialize in one particular type of cancer, your care team will have a high level of expertise, experience, and knowledge of the disease type you have.
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Nursing at the Kimmel Center
Nurses are key members of your treatment team and provide a wide range of services, such as administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate information to other members of your patient care team, and keep track of details related to your treatment.
Our nursing staff is committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care, placing your needs and preferences first.