Genitourinary Cancer Research

Genitourinary Cancer Research

Research into genitourinary and prostate cancer at Penn State Cancer Institute is conducted by the genitourinary cancer team. See current clinical trials and members of that team here.

Clinical Trials

A Children's Oncology Group Protocol for Collecting and Banking Pediatric Research Specimens including Rare Pediatric Tumors.
Protocol for the Enrollment on the Official COG Registry, the Childhood Cancer Research Network (CCRN)
Umbrella Long-term Follow-up Protocol
Renal Tumor Classification, Biology, and Banking Study
Phase Ib/II Study of Concurrent Durvalumab And Radiation Therapy (DUART) Followed by Adjuvant Durvalumab in Patients with Urothelial Cancer (T2-4 N0-2 M0) of the Bladder:Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium BTCRC-GU15-023
Phase 1b Clinical Trial of Eribulin Mesylate and the PD-L1 Monoclonal Antibody, Avelumab, in Cisplatin Ineligible Metastatic Urothelial Cell Cancer Patients
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)
Human Papilloma Virus: Its Role in Anal Condylomata and Anal Cancers
Patterns of Patient Care in Appalachia
Enhancing Patient Resilience During Multimodal Therapy for Bladder Cancer
Creation of a Clinical and Pathologic Tissue Microarray Registry for Radical Cystectomy Specimens
Evaluation of the PIM1 Kinase Activity in Renal Cell Carcinoma (retrospective)
Complications in Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
Observational Study to Determine the Differences in Molecular Characterization between Smokers vs. Non-smokers in Patients with Stage IV Bladder Cancer and their Correlation with Clinical Outcome
Evaluation of the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator in Patients Undergoing Radical Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract TCC
The Project: Every Child Protocol: A Registry, Eligibility Screening, Biology and Outcome Study
Protocol for a Research Database for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, other Cellular Therapies and Marrow Toxic Injuries.

Disease Team Members

First Name Last Name Title Role
Ayodele Ayoola, MD Ayodele Ayoola MD View Profile
Joseph Drabick, MD, FACP Joseph Drabick MD, FACP View Profile
Sheldon Holder, PhD, MD Sheldon Holder PhD, MD View Profile
Monika Joshi, MD, MRCP Monika Joshi MD, MRCP View Profile
Matthew G. Kaag, MD Matthew G. Kaag MD View Profile
Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Heath Mackley MD, FACRO View Profile
Suzanne Merrill, MD Suzanne Merrill MD View Profile
Jay Raman, MD Jay Raman MD View Profile
Marc Rovito, MD Marc Rovito MD View Profile
Nabeel Sarwani, MD Nabeel Sarwani MD View Profile
Leonard Tuanquin, MD Leonard Tuanquin MD View Profile
Nicholas Zaorsky, MD Nicholas Zaorsky MD View Profile
Research into genitourinary and prostate cancer at Penn State Cancer Institute is conducted by the genitourinary cancer team. See current clinical trials and members of that team here.
A Children's Oncology Group Protocol for Collecting and Banking Pediatric Research Specimens including Rare Pediatric Tumors.
Protocol for the Enrollment on the Official COG Registry, the Childhood Cancer Research Network (CCRN)
Umbrella Long-term Follow-up Protocol
Renal Tumor Classification, Biology, and Banking Study
Phase Ib/II Study of Concurrent Durvalumab And Radiation Therapy (DUART) Followed by Adjuvant Durvalumab in Patients with Urothelial Cancer (T2-4 N0-2 M0) of the Bladder:Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium BTCRC-GU15-023
Phase 1b Clinical Trial of Eribulin Mesylate and the PD-L1 Monoclonal Antibody, Avelumab, in Cisplatin Ineligible Metastatic Urothelial Cell Cancer Patients
Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)
Human Papilloma Virus: Its Role in Anal Condylomata and Anal Cancers
Patterns of Patient Care in Appalachia
Enhancing Patient Resilience During Multimodal Therapy for Bladder Cancer
Creation of a Clinical and Pathologic Tissue Microarray Registry for Radical Cystectomy Specimens
Evaluation of the PIM1 Kinase Activity in Renal Cell Carcinoma (retrospective)
Complications in Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
Observational Study to Determine the Differences in Molecular Characterization between Smokers vs. Non-smokers in Patients with Stage IV Bladder Cancer and their Correlation with Clinical Outcome
Evaluation of the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator in Patients Undergoing Radical Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract TCC
The Project: Every Child Protocol: A Registry, Eligibility Screening, Biology and Outcome Study
Protocol for a Research Database for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, other Cellular Therapies and Marrow Toxic Injuries.
First Name Last Name Title Role
Ayodele Ayoola, MD Ayodele Ayoola MD View Profile
Joseph Drabick, MD, FACP Joseph Drabick MD, FACP View Profile
Sheldon Holder, PhD, MD Sheldon Holder PhD, MD View Profile
Monika Joshi, MD, MRCP Monika Joshi MD, MRCP View Profile
Matthew G. Kaag, MD Matthew G. Kaag MD View Profile
Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Heath Mackley MD, FACRO View Profile
Suzanne Merrill, MD Suzanne Merrill MD View Profile
Jay Raman, MD Jay Raman MD View Profile
Marc Rovito, MD Marc Rovito MD View Profile
Nabeel Sarwani, MD Nabeel Sarwani MD View Profile
Leonard Tuanquin, MD Leonard Tuanquin MD View Profile
Nicholas Zaorsky, MD Nicholas Zaorsky MD View Profile

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