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Conditions We Treat: Prostate Cancer

Radiation therapy is often used to treat prostate cancer. For some men, radiation may be needed after surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells. Radiation can also be used to treat cancer that has spread beyond the prostate to the bone to minimize the spread of the cancer and any associated pain. Backed by leading research and multidisciplinary expertise, our radiation oncologists use state-of-the-art facilities and sophisticated imaging to elevate the standard of care for prostate cancer patients.

Prostate Cancer: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

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  • Multidisciplinary team: Our radiation oncologists, urologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, medical physicists and dosimetrists (treatment planners) work together to design safe, accurate and quality-assured treatment plans.
  • Dedicated faculty and facilities: We have several full-time faculty members that only treat and manage prostate cancer. Our state-of-the-art facilities include radiation equipment that’s dedicated to treating prostate cancer. 
  • Sophisticated testing and imaging: We use high-end molecular testing and imaging techniques to more precisely define which patients will respond to specific treatments, including radiation.
  • High number of prostate cancer cases: We treat about 50 prostate cancer patients each day — most centers only treat a handful of prostate cancer patients  daily. Seeing a high number of prostate cancer patients provides our physicians valuable experience in planning the best course of care.
  • Leading cancer research: As world leaders in prostate cancer research, much of our research translates to clinical trials, which may lead to improvements in cancer care standards.
 
 
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Our Team of Prostate Cancer Specialists

Our radiation oncologists use leading-edge facilities and quality-assured treatment plans to target prostate cancer safely and accurately.

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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, Gastrointestinal Cancers, 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
The Sidney Kimmel Professor
Radiation Oncologist -in-Chief
Director Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
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 Prostate Cancer Treatments

Our Research

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  • Our researchers are studying the manipulation of testosterone (male hormone) during radiation. By programming testosterone to kill prostate cancer cells, researchers are investigating lower radiation exposure to treat prostate cancer and reduce side effects. (This research is unique to Johns Hopkins.)
  • We hold joint research collaborations to review our research protocols and ensure they’re up to date and offering patients the best opportunities for clinical trials.
  • Johns Hopkins has developed a small molecule that targets prostate cancer cells with radioactive isotopes. The molecule can travel to any location in the body that may contain prostate cancer cells. Because of the radioactive isotope, the molecule’s image can be captured on a scanner to identify tiny prostate cancer deposits. This systemic imaging agent is now being used by other medical centers to find metastatic prostate cancer. Johns Hopkins plans to study the attachment of a more powerful radioactive isotope to this same small molecule to destroy abnormal cells. 

Our Locations

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins has several convenient locations throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region that provide radiation treatment for prostate cancer:

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

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