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Conditions We Treat: Bladder and Kidney Cancers

Radiation therapy can be used along with chemotherapy as a treatment for bladder cancer to preserve the patient’s bladder. It can also be used to destroy any cancer cells left behind in the pelvis after bladder cancer surgery. For kidney cancer, radiation can be used to destroy tumors that are too difficult to treat with surgery. Johns Hopkins uses the latest collaborative research, treatment techniques and equipment to provide personalized care for patients with bladder or kidney cancer.

Bladder and Kidney Cancers: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

  • Bladder Cancer
    • As the first of its kind in the U.S., the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute brings together experts in radiation oncology, urology, medical oncology, pathology and research — from inside and outside Johns Hopkins — to collaborate on bladder cancer therapy advances and research. By studying the most subtle features of bladder cancer, we are able to provide personalized bladder cancer care.
    • We offer magnetic resonance (MR)-guided radiation therapy to treat bladder cancer. Only a limited number of medical centers use this imaging technology with radiation to plan and guide treatment, minimizing damage to healthy tissue and reducing side effects.
    • Our team has a long history of treating a large variety of patients with bladder cancer, enabling us to provide the highest level of expertise available.
    • Our radiation oncologists use the latest radiation therapy equipment to treat patients safely and effectively.
  • Kidney Cancer
    • We are one of only a few centers in the U.S. to offer stereotactic radiosurgery to treat kidney cancer.
    • Our radiation oncologists use the latest stereotactic equipment to manage kidney cancer.
    • Johns Hopkins’ very large number of kidney cancer clinical trials provide alternative therapies for patients. This research spans several stages of disease and includes immunotherapy integrated with radiation.
 
 
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Our Team of Bladder and Kidney Cancer Specialists

Our radiation oncology experts develop and deliver personalized treatment plans that target bladder and kidney cancers.

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Asrari, Fariba, M.D.

Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center - Green Spring Station
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gynecologic Cancers, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Medical Oncology, Melanoma, Metastatic Bone Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Rectal Cancer, Skin Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Squameous Cell Carcinoma, Testicular Cancer, Vulvar Cancer
 
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Deville, Curtiland, M.D. Jr

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Associate Professor of Oncology
Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
Co-Director, Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Urological Oncology
 
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DeWeese, Theodore Leslie, M.D.

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Urology
Vice President for Interdisciplinary Patient Care, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Vice Dean of Clinical affairs and President of the Clinical practice association, Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Sidney Kimmel Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Radiation Oncologist -in-Chief
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Urological Oncology
 
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Greco, Stephen C, M.D.

Clinical Director, The Kimmel Cancer Center Radiation Oncology at Suburban Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology
 
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Song, Daniel Y, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Associate Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor of Urology
Co-Director, Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bladder Cancer, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Penile Cancer, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Testicular Cancer, Urethral Cancer
 
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Tran, Phuoc Tho, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Associate Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor of Urology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Adrenal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Metastatic Bone Disease, Metastatic Disease, Oligometastatic Disease, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Testicular Cancer, Urethral Cancer
 

Our Bladder and Kidney Cancer Treatments

Our Research

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  • Through the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, we offer the newest clinical, translational and basic research available in the fight against bladder cancer.
  • Patients with recurrent bladder cancer often require bladder removal as part of treatment. Our researchers are exploring new ways to treat recurrent bladder cancer, including immunotherapy, to preserve the patient’s bladder. Researchers are also studying the use of immunotherapy to treat kidney cancer.
  • Johns Hopkins is one of only a few medical centers with a radiation oncology team that’s also skilled in immunotherapy.

Our Locations

Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Hospital is home to the Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, one of the leading multidisciplinary institutes for the treatment of bladder cancer. We also have several convenient locations throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region that provide radiation treatment for bladder and kidney cancer:

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Bethesda 

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