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  • What is Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer?

    Upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) is a subset of urothelial cancer found in the renal pelvis of the ureter. At the JHGBCI, our team of specialists work together to treat and manage patients with this disease. Learn more.

    Diagram of upper urinary tract
Dr. McConkey
Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. McConkey

David J. McConkey, Ph.D. is the inaugural director of the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute and Professor in the Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. His mission is to make the Institute a hub of an institutional and international community of researchers who share a commitment to advancing the scientific understanding of bladder cancer and improving its treatment.

Research Network

As a virtual institute, we partner with other leading experts around the world to share knowledge and collaborate on a global research agenda. Exciting advancements in bladder cancer research are happening right now. At the Greenberg Institute, we’re working to ensure these developments make a difference in patient lives — the sooner the better.

About the Institute
John talks about his experience working with the Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute
Patient Story

Meet a Bladder Cancer Survivor: John’s Story

After receiving a bladder cancer diagnosis, John and his girlfriend, Jean, were determined to find the best care, which led them to Trinity Bivalacqua, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute and Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. John shares his Johns Hopkins experience and the choices he made along his journey.

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