Immunotherapy – Provenge
Provenge is a treatment therapy for men with advanced stage prostate cancer (cancer that has progressed or metastasized following surgery or hormone therapy). It is the first FDA-approved immunotherapy to mix cells from a patient’s own immune system with a protein that produces an immune response to prostate cancer. The Provenge treatment schedule includes three doses given two weeks apart. TUCC is one of the few urologic centers in the Rocky Mountain region to offer Provenge as a treatment option for men diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer.
Androgen Deprivation Therapy
Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT), a treatment therapy for prostate cancer that causes a man’s body to stop producing testosterone, is a very effective treatment for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer or to improve outcomes for men undergoing radiation therapy. There are multiple risks of this therapy that TUCC tries to minimize by adopting a teamwork approach to treatment. Under the leadership of a TUCC physician, a nurse practitioner, physical therapist, nutritionist and nurse specializing in male sexual medicine lead prostate cancer patients through this treatment.
Advanced Therapeutic Prostate Cancer Clinic
When prostate cancer has metastasized and is no longer responding to androgen deprivation therapy, it is considered castration resistant prostate cancer. TUCC’s on-site Therapeutic Prostate Cancer Clinic offers patients a dedicated team of nurses, urologists and medical oncologists to treat their advancing disease.