Prostate, Renal, Bladder and Testicular Cancers

At UNM Cancer Center, our Prostate, Renal, Bladder and Testicular Cancers Team offers the latest, most advanced treatments. These include second generation dendritic vaccines for kidney cancer and heat shock protein inhibition in prostate and bladder cancers.

Prostate cancers, especially, can vary in how aggressive they can be. The order in which you get your care can make a great difference in your cancer outcome, so our team works closely to create the best plan for you. Our team also conducts groundbreaking research to learn better ways to treat these cancers.


Meet the Prostate, Renal, Bladder and Testicular Cancers Team

Medical Oncologists

... treat some of the most complex cancers using chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy and manage clinical trials in these areas.

Radiation Oncologists

... offer stereotactic body radiation, stereotactic surgery, intensity modulated radiation therapy and permanent seed prostate brachytherapy. They manage radiation oncology clinical trials as well.

Adam needed lung surgeons and brain surgeons and neurologists and cancer surgeons. And all those people were here and they all worked together.

It was fortunate that Adam was able to come to a place that had all these things.

– Richard Lauer, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer
UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center


Surgical Oncologists

At UNM Cancer Center, our team performs minimally-invasive robotic surgery for quickest and easiest recovery. They also perform complex abdominal and pelvic surgeries.

The idea is to stimulate an immune response to the cancer. By using the body’s immune response to viruses, we incidentally
create an immune response to the cancer.

– Thomas Schroeder, MD, on a phase 3 clinical trial that tests
a combination
of immune therapy plus radiation therapy for prostate cancer.


Holly Rice, MSN, CNP

Holly Rice, MSN, CNP

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

... may perform certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. They may give medications or injections, take medical histories or perform medical exams.


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New Mexico for 2017

American Cancer Society, 2017