Medical Oncology/Hematology

Louisville Medical Oncology

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may need drug therapy for treatment, or following surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells. This usually involves a combination of two or more drugs that enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body. This means you will need to see a medical oncologist, which is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists. Choosing a doctor and treatment facility for your cancer care is an important step in getting the best treatment possible.

The medical oncologists at University of Louisville Physicians are part of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, where we practice as part of multidisciplinary teams of specialists. We use sophisticated technologies and the latest combination of therapies to provide each patient with an individual comprehensive treatment plan. We carefully monitor each patient’s treatment and provide follow-up care.  We also can help patients manage the side effects of drug therapy so patients can lead relatively normal lives while undergoing treatment.

UofL Physicians-Medical Oncology/Hematology services include the combined strength of groundbreaking research, leading-edge technology, accomplished specialists and exceptional, collaborative care in these areas: breast cancer, brain and spine tumors, gastrointestinal cancers, genito-urinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, head and neck cancers, lung cancer and melanoma. UofL Physicians-Medical Oncology/Hematology also focuses on the treatment of blood disorders — both malignant and benign types, including leukemia, lymphomas and multiple myeloma.

UofL Physicians-Medical Oncology/Hematology works with other cancer specialists at the Brown Cancer Center to form multidisciplinary teams to treat various cancers. These teams, which include medical oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and other specialists, develop an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.

The collaboration of clinicians from each of the treatment areas, clinical researchers and basic-science researchers at the Brown Cancer Center provides the optimal setting for rapidly bringing new treatments to our patients. UofL Physicians-Medical Oncology/Hematology’s approach to medical oncology is deeply rooted in the Brown Cancer Center’s translational research findings, which focus on highly targeted therapies that dramatically reduce toxicity and harmful side effects.

Our patients are often among the first to benefit from new treatments through our robust clinical trial program. Currently, we have more than a dozen other treatments in varying stages of development that have shown the potential to become possible alternatives for treating cancer in the very near future.

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  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal cancer
  • Genito-urinary cancer, cancers that affect the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, prostate, testicles and penis
  • Gynecologic cancer, cancers that affect the female reproductive organs – including the cervix, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Hematology and blood disorders (Leukemia, lymphomas, multiple myeloma)
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma

When you are facing a cancer diagnosis, it is nice to know that you are not alone. UofL Physicians-Medical Oncology/Hematology is part of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, where you will be surrounded by a team of warm and compassionate medical experts who will answer your questions, help you make decisions about your next steps, as well as understand and address your fears.

Formerly known as University Medical Associates, our physicians embrace the team-focused care approach that combines the expertise of multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses and other care providers. Our goal is to have everyone and everything we need in place so that we can provide you with the highest quality of care available, whatever your needs might be. The team assigned to each patient will develop and treat you according to a plan customized for your specific needs, including the type of cancer, stage of that cancer, your lifestyle and overall health.

Each clinic reflects the combined strength of groundbreaking research, leading-edge technology, accomplished specialists and exceptional collaborative care.

Our multidisciplinary clinics include:

  • Blood & Marrow Transplantation Program and Clinic
  • Brain & Spine Tumor Clinic
  • Breast Cancer Clinic
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic
  • Genito-Urinary Clinic
  • Gynecologic Oncology Clinic
  • Head & Neck Cancer Clinic
  • Lung Cancer Clinic
  • Skin Cancer and Melanoma Clinic

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

Offices and Clinics

  • James Graham Brown Cancer Center
    529 S. Jackson St.

    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-562-4370
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  • AIM Clinic, Ambulatory Care Building
    550 S. Jackson St.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-561-8686
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • James Graham Brown Cancer Center

UofL Physicians - Medical Oncology/Hematology is an integral part of James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary cancer teams that come together to develop tailored treatment plans for each cancer patient based on type of cancer, stage, lifestyle needs and overall health. Our patients benefit from the combined expertise of many physicians and staff from various specialties. Our board-certified medical oncologists are among the world’s finest clinicians, and we provide the most advanced care available to patients from around the region and across the nation. In addition to being specially trained in medical oncology, we further specialize by concentrating our individual practices on treating different types of cancers, including complex and rare cancers. This specialized expertise ensures precise treatment and improved outcomes.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000