Prostate & Genitourinary Cancers

Dr. David Marshall in the operating room

About the Program

Urinary cancers can have a profound effect on your life, whether your disease is in the prostate, kidney, bladder, adrenal, penile or testicular area. Experts at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center are pioneering treatments to fight genitourinary cancers, giving you access to the very latest techniques and therapies.

Diagnosis and Treatment

ProstaScint Scanning

This new type of scanning for prostate cancer uses monoclonal antibodies. MUSC pioneered the technology and is one of the nation's most experienced institutions in using this scan.

State-of-the-art Radiologic and Cancer Imaging

Imaging equipment includes a 128 slice CT scanner, 3 Tesla MRI and PET Imaging.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Hollings Cancer Center is at the forefront of laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques for surgeries that have previously been done via a full open incision. These minimally invasive techniques improve precision and reduce the surgical impact on patients. Many of our surgeons are trained in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, a robot that helps to increase surgical precision.

Four Types of Prostatectomies

Depending on the patient's individual need, our doctors able to perform surgery on prostate tumors in four different ways: robotic, perineal, retropubic and laparoscopic. MUSC is the only center in South Carolina that offers all of these options.

Targeted Tumor Ablation

Among the latest techniques to kill tumors in their current location and preserve surrounding tissue, we use cryotherapy, radio frequency ablation and brachytherapy.

  • Cryotherapy uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze kidney and prostate tumors. 
  • Brachytherapy is the implantation of radioactive seeds to treat prostate cancer.