Bladder, Kidney and Prostate Cancer Program
Expert Care, Close to Home
Patients with cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney or any
other organ that is part of the urinary system in men and women,
and male reproductive health, receive expert care at the Neag
Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Led by Peter Albertsen, M.D., chairman of the Division of
Urology and an
internationally-recognized leader in treatment of prostate
cancer, the program provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art
care. In addition, Dr. Albertsen and his faculty are engaged in
some of today’s most promising research to improve care for all
Throughout his career, Dr. Albertsen has literally set
standards for the treatment of men with prostate cancer. He has
published more than 100 articles in scholarly journals about
appropriate treatments, including a landmark article in the
prestigious Journal of American Medicine about the benefits of
“watchful waiting” for men with localized, low-grade prostate
Under Dr. Albertsen’s direction, the Division of Urology
offers complete diagnostic and treatment services for men and
women with genitourinary problems.
Patients with prostate cancer are seen by Drs. Albertsen and
Carl Gjertson, who has expertise in robotic surgery. In
addition, Drs. Albertsen and Gjertson work closely with UConn’s
Division of Radiation Oncology which offers TomoTherapy – the
most advanced radiation oncology system in a generation. UConn
is the only site in Connecticut to offer TomoTherapy.
Dr. Gjertson also provides care for patients with kidney
cancer and cancer affecting the adrenal glands. Patients with
bladder and kidney cancers are seen by Dr. John A. Taylor, who
has been recognized by many national groups, including the
American Cancer Society.
Working closely with the Division is Dr. Jessica Clement, a
medical oncologist with special interest in the treatment of
bladder and prostate cancers. Advances that have been made in
the treatment of bladder cancer, in particular, have been in the
use of chemotherapy, thus placing a greater importance on the
role of medical oncology.
Currently Drs. Clement and Taylor are establishing a regional
chapter of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network that will meet at
UConn Health and will be the first community support
group in the Northeast for bladder cancer patients, their
families and their caregivers.
Like Dr. Albertsen, Drs. Taylor and Gjertson trained at the
Columbia University Medical Center, which offers one of the most
prestigious residency programs in urology in the country. Dr.
Clement trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in
Genitourinary Cancer Information
Please follow the links below to obtain up-to-date information from the
National Cancer Institute. These links delve into cancer prevention, detection and treatment,
and provide a wealth of additional resources.
Our Specialists and Staff
Request an Appointment
To schedule an
appointment or for more information, call 800-579-7822 or 860-679-2100.
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Bladder Cancer Support Group