Prostate cancer is a serious disease, the second leading cause of cancer deaths affecting men in the United States. In 2011, San Diego’s leading experts in prostate cancer, specialists in urology and radiation oncology, joined forces under one roof to create the Genesis Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center.
“Our doctors come from several esteemed academic institutions across the country. Since we have such dedicated specialists with extensive experience in different fields, we can offer men a wide range and broad spectrum of treatment options,” explains Dr. Franklin Gaylis, Medical Director for the Prostate Cancer Center. “Treatment options include active surveillance and focal therapy for patients with low-risk disease as well as radical prostatectomy (both open and robotic surgery), cutting-edge radiation therapies and innovative new medications for advanced prostate cancer.”
Genesis Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art radiation therapy technology at multiple convenient locations, including the only Calypso “GPS for the body” prostate tracking system in San Diego, one of the most experienced prostate CyberKnife programs in the United States and MRI-based Image-Guided SmartArc Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy. The Prostate Cancer Center also focuses on managing and preventing the side effects commonly associated with prostate cancer therapy such as bone loss, urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
“Another asset of our center is that we are participating in several international clinical trials studying the effectiveness of new medications and treatments for early and advanced prostate cancer,” says Dr. Gaylis.
The good news: “For those with prostate cancer, there is lots of hope now,” adds Dr. Gaylis. “Our goal is to catch and cure prostate cancer in its early stages and to make advanced prostate cancer a manageable disease rather than a lethal one. Within the Genesis Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center, we have the resources and expertise to make this happen.”
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