Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic in Jacksonville, FL
In 2018, Mciver Clinic opened the area’s first and only advanced prostate cancer clinic. In the last several years, there has been an explosion of research, new testing and new therapies that have emerged for advanced prostate cancer. Our dedicated clinic coordinates the care of these exciting new advances.
What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?
We define advanced cancer as the following:
- Patients who are diagnosed with metastatic (spread) cancer at initial diagnosis.
- Patients who have failed standard therapies and/ or are resistant to classic therapies such as drugs like lupron.
Who are the Physicians and Staff?
The clinic is staffed by Dr. Douglas Swartz and Dr. Richard Lewis. Both physicians have done extensive work with prostate cancer and remain on the forefront of these new therapies. Prospective patients are referred by other Mciver doctors and also identified via McIver’s electronic medical record. Finally a dedicated nurse navigator helps patients coordinate timing, medications, insurance, patient assistance and is available to answer questions.
What Type of Therapies are Available?
While the number and combination of therapies/ technologies is too long to list below are some examples of what is available:
- 3 Tesla MRI
- Axumin scan
- Oral agents- Zytiga, Xtandi, Apalutamide
In addition, in select cases, potentially curative treatment of limited metastatic disease may be possible with focal therapy.