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What are urology cancers?

Genitourinary cancers are found in the urinary system and the male reproductive system. These include kidney cancer and bladder cancers in men and woman, and in men it includes prostate, testicular and cancers of the penis.

Our service​

The urology team at the NSCC manages all types and stages of urological cancers from diagnosis, treatment and supportive care, including assessment of symptoms and side effects.
Patient cases are discussed at a multi-disciplinary team meeting (MDT) to ensure the best possible treatment recommendation is made. The urology team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, pathologists, nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists.
Supportive care services include nutrition, social work and psychology.


Multidisciplinar​y team (MDT) and clinics

  • MDT occurs fortnightly on Thursday evenings
  • Clinics occur on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays across Royal North Shore Hospital and the Northern Specialist Centre.


  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer (in men and women)
  • Testicular cancer
  • Bladder cancer (in men and women)
  • Urothelial cancer (in men and women)
  • Penile cancer

Urology cancer experts​​​


Dr Justin Vass
Dr Venu Chalasani
Dr Amanda Chung 
Dr Enzo Lazzaro                                                                                   
Dr Kris Rasiah
Dr Michael Wines
Dr Matthew Winter​

 Radiation oncologists

Prof Thomas Eade 
A/Prof George Hruby 
Prof Andrew Kneebone

 Medical oncologists

A/Prof Alex Guminski 
Dr David Chan 
Dr Adrian Lee

 Urology cancer nurse coordinators

CNC Julia Hunter (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
CNC Madeleine Tilley (Monday-Friday)​

​Cancer nurse coordinators​​

  • Julia Hunter, Cancer Nurse Coordinator (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

    Julia Hunter is the urology radiotherapy cancer nurse coordinator at Royal North Shore Hospital. She has been working as a cancer nurse coordinator in urology for 12 years at RNSH. Julia has been a registered nurse since 1999. Julia has a Masters Degree in Cancer Nursing from the University of Sydney. Julia to dedicated to looking after patients with urological cancer and strives to continually improve the care of her patients.

  • Madeleine Tilley, Cancer Nurse Coordinator (Monday-Friday)

    Madeleine is the prostate cancer specialist nurse and urology cancer nurse coordinator at RNSH. With over 9 years experience as an oncology nurse and has a Masters in Cancer. Maddie coordinates the care of patients with a suspected urology malignancy as well as those with early, advanced and metastatic stage disease, working alongside the urologists, and medical oncologists. As an active member of several national cancer nursing organisations, Maddie is committed to improving outcomes for urology cancer patients.


Questions to ask your doctor​​

When diagnosed with cancer, it's common to feel overwhelmed and forget questions to ask the doctor. The Cancer Council offers a list of suggested questions for you or your carer to ask at appointments.

These can help you be more involved in your care.

Useful links​

ChevronFor information on cancers, support and services:External LinkCancer Council NSW
ChevronFor information on cancer treatments and patient information sheets:External LinkeviQ (Cancer Treatment Online)
Chevron For information in regards to kidney cancers:External LinkKidney Health Australia
ChevronFor information for prostate cancer support, research and information:External LinkProstate Cancer Foundation of Australia
ChevronFor information about men’s health:External LinkAndrology Australia - What every man needs to know​
ChevronFor information, support and resources in regards to continence for men and women:External LinkContinence Foundation of Australia​
ChevronFor information and support for patients with bladder cancer:External LinkBeat Blad​der Cancer