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Prostate Cancer Clinic

The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Clinic at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is a multidisciplinary group of physicians that offers men with prostate cancer access to advanced treatment options and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
We provide the latest treatment advances for prostate cancer, including the da Vinci Surgical System and tomotherapy. The comprehensive prostate clinic offers men the ability to meet with an urologist, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist in a single visit. This initial appointment provides patients a comprehensive consultation aimed at educating them and determining the best options in radiation, systemic treatment and surgery — with the ultimate goal of minimizing side effects.


  • Urology
Board Certification:
  • Urology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Urology
Fellowship: Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center - Laparoscopy
Clinical Expertise:
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Kidney stones
  • Lithotripsy, laser
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Nephrectomy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Robotic surgery, prostate
  • Testicular cancer

Nicklas Pfanzelter, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology for the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy at Rush University Medical Center. He is a medical oncologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers.

Dr. Pfanzelter received a bachelors of science in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. There he also pursued advanced studies in clinical epidemiology.

He is interested in new therapies for genitourinary cancers, the long term health outcomes and quality of life of cancer survivors, and cancer epidemiology.

John L. Showel, MD is an associate professor of medicine in oncology. He is a graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency in internal medicine, c clinical fellowship in hematology at Rush and a clinical fellowship in oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Showel shares his expertise in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer as well as head and neck and brain tumors.

Dr. Showel is board certified in internal medicine and holds memberships in the Chicago Society of Internal Medicine and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


​​​The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Clinic offers patients access to the following services:

  • Advanced treatment options
  • Minimally invasive surgery, including the da Vinci Surgical System
  • Second-opinion services
  • Complementary integrative cancer medicine
  • Supportive and educational services


For more information about the services available, please visit the Our Services page.

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Rush University Cancer Care
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building I
Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-5904
Fax: (312) 942-3192
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