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Conditions We Treat: Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor of the prostate, a gland found only in men. The prostate’s function is to create some of the fluid that insulates the sperm cells found in semen.

Dr. Ken Pienta - Keystone Cancer Cells The Linchpin of Cancer

Enrolled in the Active Surveillance program for prostate cancer at Johns Hopkins, Charlie Cronheim has been living with very low risk prostate cancer for 10 years without any surgical intervention.This management option involves careful monitoring to ensure there are no changes in the disease that require attention. The active surveillance program has allowed Charlie to maintain his normal life activities without the side effects of surgery. Learn more at:

Dr. H. Ballentine Carter, a urologic oncologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, explains the difference between a standard biopsy procedure and a fusion biopsy procedure for the detection of prostate cancer.

Patient Education Videos

Robotic Surgery Director, Dr. Mohamad Allaf, discusses Johns Hopkins' prostatectomy program, including the Brady Urological Institute's robust robotic experience, prostatectomy pioneer Dr. Walsh, and unique post-operative care provided at Hopkins

Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy - A Detailed description of the Surgical Technique

Are Supplements Good for Prostate Health?

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Bill Shipp, a championship swimmer came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital seeking a second opinion regarding management of his condition. Dr. Mohamad Allaf, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urologic Surgery and his team performed a radical prostatectomy on Mr. Shipp, clearing his prostate of cancer.


What You Need to Know at Every Stage

Prostate Cancer Prevention and Risk Management

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  • One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.
  • Over 50 percent of prostate cancer deaths are in men diagnosed after the age of 75.
  • Early prostate cancer may be present without any symptoms. It can often be detected with screening tests.
  • Prostate-specific antigen screening reduces death by approximately 30 percent.

Patient Resources


Fighting Prostate Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we’re here to help. Learn more about your disease stage, prognosis and treatment options:

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Prostate Cancer Recovery

Many men have concerns about how prostate cancer treatment will affect their quality of life. Thanks to groundbreaking advances in surgical techniques and novel discoveries in the lab, most men find that the side effects are far milder than they had feared. Learn how to manage some of the most common:


Our Multidisciplinary Approach

The Brady Urological Institute works with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the highest quality patient care and innovative research when treating prostate cancer.


Our Research

Investigators at the Brady Urological Institute are world leaders in prostate cancer research. Explore our latest discoveries and clinical trial opportunities:

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