Fellowship-trained urologic surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists, led by Andrew A. Wagner, MD, Peter Chang MD, MPH, Joseph A. Aronovitz MD, Irving David Kaplan, MD, and Glenn Bubley, MD, treat cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicles.

Our team of nationally recognized experts in urologic cancer meets weekly with urologic-specialty trained radiologists and pathologists who, through images and tissue analysis, help diagnose, stage (determine the extent of cancer spread) and guide treatment.

Prostate Cancer

Treatment may involve active surveillance (non-surgical strategies for prostate cancer) or a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy. Depending on the treatment choice, we will coordinate care with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, where we offer:

In our new cancer center in Needham we offer radioactive seed implant brachytherapy for prostate cancer, and combined systemic and radiation therapy.

Kidney and Bladder Cancer

Medical and radiation oncologists also work together with BIDMC surgeons to care for our patients with kidney and bladder cancer. Surgical procedures available in Boston include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery to treat kidney cancer, including Boston’s largest experience with robotic partial nephrectomy (partial kidney removal) and laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal)
  • Completely robotic radical cystectomy and urinary diversion for invasive bladder cancer (removal of bladder and creation of a urine conduit or new bladder out of intestine)

Accomplished Team

Drs. Wagner and Chang have one of New England’s most comprehensive experiences with robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. Together they combine for over 1500 robotic and laparoscopic surgery cases for urologic cancers. They also have New England’s longest series of active surveillance for low-grade prostate cancer, avoiding unnecessary treatment for hundreds of men over the last 10 years.

Drs. Kaplan and Aronvitz are among the most skilled urologic radiation oncology teams in the country. Their extensive experience includes treating men with localized prostate cancer using traditional radiation techniques, brachytherapy (seed therapy), as well as CyberKnife radiosurgery. CyberKnife is a robotic radiation delivery system that allows for extremely precise accuracy in treating the prostate area.

Dr. Bubley is one of the most accomplished genitourinary medical oncologists in Boston. He has more than 30 years of experience treating advanced cancers of the prostate, bladder and testes, and has trained many of the urologic oncologists currently practicing in Boston.