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Dr. Benjamin Davies Featured on NPR Podcast to Discuss "What to Know about Prostate Cancer"

January 15, 2024

UPMC urologic oncologist Benjamin Davies, MD, recently talked with NPR about the prevalence of prostate cancer and new treatments. He specifically discusses the different types of prostate cancer, the typical treatment methods of radiation therapy or surgical removal, the barriers around patients wanting to be screened for prostate cancer with a rectal exam, and more.

Dr. Davies is a professor of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is the chief of the Urology Section at UPMC Shadyside/Hillman Cancer Center, and also the director of the Urologic Oncology Program. Dr. Davies graduated from Columbia College with a degree in European History followed by obtaining a medical degree at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. Following surgical and urologic residencies at the University of Pittsburgh, he did a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Since that time, Dr. Davies has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles centering on prostate cancer outcomes and basic science research in genomics. His clinical practice is focused on robotic prostatectomies, bladder cancer surgery including male/female neobladder reconstruction, kidney cancer surgery including robotic partial nephrectomies, and testicular cancer surgery. Additionally, Dr. Davies started an MRI Fusion program which is a new method of diagnosing potential prostate cancer patients.

Listen to the full podcast episode.