Leading Research and Clinical Trials
As members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, our physicians are also engaged in leading-edge research in areas ranging from the genetics of bladder cancer and pre-clinical development of new therapeutics to evidence-based comparisons of surgical techniques and long-term outcomes.
Our physicians have published more than 125 peer-reviewed publications in the field of bladder cancer over the last five years. Our experts provide leadership to and participate in national clinical trials consortia and offer multiple national and center-based clinical trials to patients, providing access to new treatments that are not yet widely available.
Support and Survivorship Services
The Bladder Cancer Center of Excellence works in close partnership with BCAN, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, to provide patient support and information. Bladder cancer patients and survivors provide peer-to-peer support in conjunction with the professionals from UNC’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. Matthew Milowsky, MD, along with urologist Matthew Nielsen, MD, serve on BCAN’s scientific advisory board.
UNC Lineberger and UNC Cancer Care are proud to provide a full range of support services for patients, caregivers and survivors. Our staff can assist patients and families needing assistance with local navigation and places to stay during treatment. Our UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program offers services ranging from information and education to nutritional support, counseling, peer support groups, complementary and alternative therapies, and integrative medicine consultations. UNC Lineberger’s cancer survivorship program is one of seven Lance Armstrong Foundation Survivorship Centers of Excellence in the United States.
Top Rankings for Patient Satisfaction
UNC’s urologic services ranked in the 99th percentile nationally for patient satisfaction in the Press Ganey survey.