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Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program

Earlier diagnosis and innovative therapies are improving the survival rates for prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death among men, after lung cancer.  

The UCI Health Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program is a leader in advancing the detection and novel treatments for this disease. Our team includes the nation's top experts in successful robot-assisted prostatectomies.  

We have consistently led the way with many other breakthroughs, including:

As part of the UCI Health Center for Urological Care, which is ranked No. 24 in the nation for urology by U.S. News & World Report, our prostate cancer experts continue to develop new ways to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease, which claims 34,000 lives a year.

Above all, we work with each patient to find the best, most innovative treatment plan tailored to their individual needs. We strive to treat the whole patient, not just their symptoms, with a goal of ensuring their quality of life and well-being.

Whether you need additional information, want to schedule an appointment or get a second opinion, please call us at 714-456-7005.

For two decades, the specialists at the UCI Health Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program have consistently advanced the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. 

  • Ours was the first institution in Southern California to offer minimally invasive, robot-assisted prostatectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System®, and our team now includes the nation's leading specialists in this procedure.
  • Under program director Dr. David I. Lee, we now offer robot-assisted prostatectomies on an outpatient basis for many patients.
  • We are national leaders in laparoscopic surgery with the Karl Storz OR1 operating room technology.
  • We were the first in the nation to use the Focal One system, which uses high-intensity focused ultrasound wave technology rather than scalpels or needles, to destroy cancer tissue while sparing the rest of the prostate gland.
  • We also were among the first to adopt Artemis, a revolutionary biopsy technology that combines 3D imaging, a robotic arm and a needle guidance system to determine the exact location of prostate cancer cells that may otherwise be missed.   

Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among men, after skin cancer. Of the nearly 250,000 U.S. men who are diagnosed with the disease each year, about 60% of them are age 65 or older. If this slow-growing cancer is detected before it has spread beyond the prostate, the survival rate is nearly 100%, according to the American Cancer Society.

Annual prostate screening is recommended for men beginning at age 50, with a rectal exam and a blood test for a prostate-specific antigen (PSA). High PSA levels can indicate prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate. However, some men with prostate cancer do not have elevated PSA levels.

That is why it is important to get regular prostate screenings as part of your annual physical. If tests show elevated PSA readings, consult your physician.

We offer the following services and treatments at the UCI Health Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Chemotherapy, biological and immune system therapies
  • Clinical trials
  • Second opinions

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Our multidisciplinary team of specialists includes urologists, urologic cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other healthcare experts who work together to provide you with personalized care.

Our core clinical team includes:

Urologic oncologists

Medical oncologists

Radiation oncologists

To schedule an appointment, please call 714-456-7005.

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