The UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology (the "IUO") was established as an interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together world-renown physicians and scientists from the UCLA Departments of Urologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Pathology, to work together as a team to personalize patient care and to develop state-of-the-art technologies and revolutionary treatments for kidney, prostate, bladder and testicular cancers.
About the Institute of Urologic Oncology – Integrated Cancer Program:
The Institute of Urologic Oncology – Integrated Care Program provides newly diagnosed urologic oncology patients the opportunity to meet with renowned cancer specialists at UCLA – in the fields of Urologic Surgical Oncology and Radiation Oncology - on the same day in the same clinic. UCLA IUO’S patient-centered experience affords patients multiple consults on the same day, allowing for various perspectives on diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatments to be easily gained. The IUO Integrated Cancer Program has launched with a focus on men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.
Men with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer face several treatment options with varying risk and side effect profiles, but similar survival rates. Traditionally, men would seek separate opinions from urologists, radiation oncologists, or internal medicine physicians, and might get conflicting advice. Our multidisciplinary approach avoids the need for multiple physician visits over an extended period of time, allowing a patient to explore all options in one setting, and ensuring optimal management of all patients’ care and treatment.
Participation in the UCLA IUO – Integrated Cancer Program includes:
The UCLA IUO – Integrated Cancer Program is For You, if You:
What We Need Before Your Visit:
The expert team at the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology – Integrated Cancer Program in Los Angeles is committed to a single day, small group, multidisciplinary urologic cancer patient evaluation. Patients are seen in the Clark Urology Center or in the IUO’s clinic in the Edie & Lew Wasserman Building at UCLA. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you would like more information about the Institute of Urologic Oncology – Integrated Cancer Program, please call (310) 206-1434.