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UCLA Prostate Cancer Program

The UCLA Prostate Research and Treatment Program brings together a multidisciplinary team to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer. More than 200 prostatectomies are performed for prostate cancer annually at UCLA, and potency-sparing surgery is performed in appropriate cases with good results.

Other treatment options at UCLA include external beam radiation therapy, radioactive seed implantation for localized disease, cryosurgery for localized or minimally invasive disease, hormonal and chemotherapeutic treatment of advanced disease and clinical trials of new drugs for hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer.

Available standard and experimental treatments for BPH include medications, laser prostatectomy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), transurethral electro-vaporization of the prostate (TUEVAP) and transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP).

Treatment Approach 

The prostate cancer team works to see patients and their loved ones through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and beyond. Specialized physicians who are leading the country in prostate cancer research deliver compassionate and individualized treatment that integrates mind/body healing at one of the nation's best cancer center. To learn more about being treated for prostate cancer at UCLA, visit the UCLA Prostate Cancer Program website and the UCLA Department of Urology website.

Mind-Body Care

The best results are achieved by treating mind and body as one. UCLA social workers, psychologists, nutritionists and physicians who specialize in East-West medicine and holistic approaches are available to patients and their loved ones.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.

If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, visit our Clinical Trials Guide for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.

Additional Resources

For more information on prostate cancer treatment services at UCLA, visit the following related website:

Last updated: 6/15/2010 3:12:34 PM