Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Review Board

Our Approach 

The Deaconess Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Review Board offers collaborative treatment planning and provides quick treatment implementation. Every case is individually reviewed by a dedicated team of specialized physicians. During the course of treatment, patients may see:
  • Urologic Oncologist - A physician who specializes in cancers of urologic organs
  • Medical Oncologist - A physician who specializes in medications used in cancer care
  • Radiation Oncologist - A physician who specializes in radiation therapy
  • Pathologist - A physician who examines tissues to help diagnose diseases
  • Interventional Radiologist - A physician who interprets x-rays.

Benefits We Offer

  • Evaluation by a team of providers with experience in all aspects of urologic disease
  • Expertise of the multidisciplinary team for customized treatment decisions
  • Less time between detection and treatment
  • Discussion of the team’s recommendations to the referring provider
  • Access to state-of-the-art treatments, including investigational therapies
  • Comprehensive educational materials
  • Reports to referring physicians
  • Teleconferencing capabilities for referring providers to join the discussion for their cases

Information We Need

Our dedicated nurse will gather the information below at least two days before the review:
  • Medical records and reports detailing prior diagnostic or staging evaluations, hospitalizations, pre-existing medical conditions and treatments.
  • Images and reports from radiographic studies related to the current diagnosis.
  • Original pathology reports documenting the cancer diagnosis.

What To Expect

Each Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m., physicians from urologic surgery, medical radiation oncology, pathology and radiology attend a conference, during which patient cases are reviewed and individualized plans of care are created. After the conference, the team’s recommendations are sent to the referring physician. Recommendations may include:
  • Further diagnostic studies, such as biopsies or PET scans
  • Surgery, including minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • Aggressive combined-modality treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Palliative procedures to improve quality of life
  • Investigational treatment

Dr. Joseph Klink - The area's only Urologic Oncologist 
As a urologic oncologist, Joseph Klink, MD specializes in the surgical treatment of complex or advanced cancers, including cancer of the prostate, adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys, ureters, testicles and penis. Your patients can now get urologic oncology care without the additional burden of traveling to another city. We offer a wide range of procedures, including 
  • Cystectomy with neobladder or right colon pouch
  • Nephrectomy with IVC tumor thrombectomy
  • Advanced robotic procedures 
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
  • Partial nephrectomy in a solitary kidney
For more information
Contact the Deaconess Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Review Board at
812-426-9855, or Contact Cancer Services

There is no charge to the physician or patient for this service.