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TUCC In The News

TUCC physicians are known throughout the country for their highly specialized skills. Here are a few links to PDF files and video clips of recent news stories that featured TUCC physicians, patients and our center.

  • April 20, 2017
    Dr Karsh speaks on genetic testing for prostate cancer

    The field of genetic testing is evolving rapidly, and men diagnosed with prostate cancer often ask about the implications of their diagnosis on their children and other relatives. To bring clarity and understanding to providers and their patient on the best approaches to genetic testing and referral guidelines for prostate cancer patients…

  • November 11, 2016
    Firefighter's cancer in remission after experimental drug

    Like most firefighters, Shadd Rohwer, is all about adventure, fitness and health. 

    Paddle boarding, boating and traveling in between shifts at the firehouse, one he's served for 17 years.

    He's a Lieutenant with the City of Farmington Fire Department in New Mexico and a Colorado native. 

    But one year ago, at his annual physical, doctors found a massive tumor in his kidney.

  • September 16, 2016
    Benjamin Carpenter, M.D., Joins The Urology Center of Colorado

    Dr. Carpenter specializes in urethral stricture disease, including urethroplasty; urologic oncology; minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery (kidney, prostate); erectile dysfunction; urinary incontinence; stone disease; and vasectomies.

  • September 16, 2016
    John Tillett, M.D., Joins The Urology Center of Colorado

    Dr. Tillett specializes in male infertility and microsurgery; stone disease; chronic testicular pain; prostate disease; and men’s urologic health (erectile dysfunction and testosterone replacement).

  • September 7, 2016
    2016 Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer

    Saturday, Sept. 10 marks the seventh annual Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer, benefiting TUCC Foundation. TUCC's Dr. Richard Heppe profiles this year's race in this story in 850 KOA News Radio. 

  • July 29, 2016
    Three TUCC Physicians Named Top Docs by 5280 Magazine

    Congratulations to TUCC physicians Eric Gross, Eli Hsu and Richard Heppe on their recognition as 2016 Top Docs by 5280 Magazine.

  • May 17, 2016
    Breakthrough prostate cancer treatment from Colorado now approved

    When a test on a polyp came back benign, Joe Erhart, 60, of the Denver-metro area, thought he was in the clear.

    "But they did find cancer in one other area," said Erhart.

    It was prostate cancer. That triggered an immediate, unquestionable response for Erhart -- fight it, and beat it.

    “I feel good about the outcome,” he said. “I think it's going to be okay."

    He's one of the first ever patients in the world to be treated with a new technology.

  • March 29, 2016
    March Madness = Vasectomies and Vasectomy Reversals

    Every March, thousands of men choose to get a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal during the NCAA Tournament. In this segment airing on The FAN Sports Radio, TUCC physician Alex Philpott provides insight into this men's health phenomenon and gives his picks for the rest of the tournament. 

  • December 16, 2015
    New Treatment for Prostate Cancer: SpaceOAR Hydrogel

    The Urology Center of Colorado is the first site in Denver to offer radiation therapy patients the SpaceOAR hydrogel before their first treatment. SpaceOAR creates a space between the prostate and surrounding structures, which allows the radiation beams to target the prostate and minimize side effects. TUCC Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Eric Gross, explains how the technology works in this 850KOA Radio segment.

  • December 9, 2015
    The Urology Center of Colorado First in Denver to Offer New Spacing Device to Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

    The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) is pioneering a new tool proven to protect prostate cancer patients from the negative effects of radiation therapy. On December 9th, first patient at TUCC will be injected with SpaceOAR hydrogel, the first FDA cleared spacing device to protect the rectum in men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

    The SpaceOAR System is intended to temporarily position the anterior rectal wall away from the prostate during radiotherapy for prostate cancer, creating space to protect the rectum from radiation exposure. TUCC is the first treatment center in Denver and one of the first centers nationwide to adopt the advanced technology.

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