The division of Urologic Pathology provides high quality diagnostic services to the division of urology. Our goal is excellent patient care with the provision of diagnostic services and participation in various multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards.
While all areas of urologic pathology are represented in our case mix, significant areas include prostate and kidney cancer. Our consultation service for prostate cancer patients who have biopsies taken elsewhere, and choose to come here for further treatment, is particularly strong.
We have recently instituted a collaboration between the division of urology and the MCW Tissue Bank to set up and activate a bio-repository of tissues obtained from patients with all types of urological malignancy for use in current and future research.
Our teaching efforts are directed at imparting education and training not only to trainees in pathology, but also to residents in urology.